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Stag’s-horn Sumach Rhus typhina (Anacardiaceae) HEIGHT to 10m Small, spreading tree. BARK Brown. BRANCHES Downy. LEAVES Alternate, pinnate, with up to 29 leaflets, each leaflet up to 12cm long, coarsely toothed; produce fiery autumn colours. REPRODUCTIVE PARTS Tiny flowers borne on separate sex trees; greenish male flowers and red female flowers red, in dense conical clusters, to 20cm long, at tips of twigs. Fruits resemble small nuts. STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION Native to N America, widely planted here and sometimes naturalised.
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Stag’s-horn Sumach Rhus typhina (Anacardiaceae) HEIGHT to 10m Small, spreading tree. BARK Brown. BRANCHES Downy. LEAVES Alternate, pinnate, with up to 29 leaflets, each leaflet up to 12cm long, coarsely toothed; produce fiery autumn colours. REPRODUCTIVE PARTS Tiny flowers borne on separate sex trees; greenish male flowers and red female flowers red, in dense conical clusters, to 20cm long, at tips of twigs. Fruits resemble small nuts. STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION Native to N America, widely planted here and sometimes naturalised.

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Date: 3 Jul 2013
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Credit: ANDREW CLEAVE/NPL
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