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Published In: The forest flora of North-West and Central India 120. 1874. (Forest fl. N.W. India) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Contributor Text: YASIN J. NASIR
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: May-June.
Type: Type: Rajauri, Bussahir, J.L. Stewart 113 (K).
Distribution: Distribution: N.W. Himalaya from Kashmir to Kumaon.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Fairly common in the inner ranges in moist situations, from 1219-2438 m. The juice of the leaves is an irritant to the skin.
Illustration: Rhus punjabensis J. L. Stewart ex Brandis (Illustration)
Map Location: B-6 Mirga, Dir, Harriss 16014 (K); B-7 Swat: Kulali, ± 6000', above Bahrein, R.R. Stewart 24539 (RAW); id., Rodin 5597 (RAW); Buner, Fayaz 799 (PPFI-B); Hazara Dist.: Malkandi, 6000', 3.7.1894, Duthie s.n. (KUH); Bhonja, Duthie s.n. (K); Kashmir: Keran-Reshna, 5-6000', R.R. & I.D. Stewart 17661 (RAW); C-7 Kotli, 2.7.53, A. Rashid s.n. (RAW); Hajira, July 1949, R.R. Stewart & E. Nasir s.n. (RAW); Rawalpindi Dist.: Near Jhicca Gali, 6500', large tree in forest, R.R. Stewart 12355 (RAW, KUH);E. of Murree, Sprague 101 (K).


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A tree up to 12 m tall. Young shoots pubescent to rusty tomentose. Leaves imparipinnate, 30 cm or more long. Leaflets 9-13 in number, opposite, subsessile, 42-120 x 20-55 mm, ovate-oblong, entire to sometimes finely serrulate, acute to subacuminate, rusty tomentose (especially on the under surface), base often oblique. Panicle terminal, shorter than the leaves, rusty tomentose. Calyx shallow cupular, 5-cleft. Petals 5, c. 2 mm long, oblanceolate, equalling or exceeding sepals. Stamens 5; filaments 2 mm long, sparsely pubescent; anthers oblong, basifixed. Ovary subglobose to ovoid, with dense short appressed hairs. Styles 3, less than 1 mm long, stigma capitate. Drupe globose, 3.5-4 mm broad. Epicarp crustaceous, tomentose with reddish hairs; endocarp (stone) smooth, obliquely oblong, ± 2.8 mm long, greyish.
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