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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 265. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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.: August-September.
Type: Type: ‘Hab. in Java’, Osbeck Hb. Linn. 378/4 (LINN).
Distribution: Distribution: N.W. & W. Himalaya to Nepal, Sikkim, China, Japan.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Found in the outer Himalayan ranges from 762-1981 m. Brandis (1874, p. 120) remarks that the acidic pulp of the fruit is medicinal and is also eaten in Nepal and Sikkim.
Illustration: Rhus javanica L. (Illustration)
Map Location: B-7 Swat: Kulali, Rodin 5597 (K); Hazara Dist.: Garhi Habibullah, 3-4000', R.R. Stewart 3723 (RAW); id., 2500', 6.9.1927, R.R. Stewart s.n. (RAW); Jabri, Haripur, Coll. Ignot., Coll. No. 9206 (PPFI-M); id., S.A. Khan s.n. (PPFI-B); Nuri, Kagan, Duthie s.n. (K): Kashmir: below Dhanni,'3000', R.R. & I.D. Stewart 17327 (RAW); near Domel, ± 2500', Jhelum Vy. road, R.R. Stewart 5152 (RAW); C-7 Kareha, Kotli, 4500', 16.11.1966, Jan Mohd. s.n. (RAW); C-8 Poonch, 30.9.1952, A.R. Khan s.n. (RAW); C-7 Rawalpindi Dist.: Murree, June 1926, R.R. Stewart s.n. (KUH); Margalla, ± 3500', N. aspect, Y. Nasir & R. Akhtar s.n. (RAW); Pir Sohawa-Pharila rd., 5th mile, Y. Nasir 10089 (RAW).


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A tree up to 12 m tall. Young shoots rusty tomentose. Leaves imparipinnate, up to 50 cm or more long, rachis winged. Leaflets 9-13(-15) in number, opposite, sessile, 50-110 x 25-50 mm, elliptic to elliptic-oblong, serrate, rusty pubescent on the midrib and nerves (especially on the under surface), nerves raised on the undersurface. Flowers in terminal panicles, ± size of the leaves. Bracts less than 1 mm long, ovate-lanceolate, pubescent. Calyx shallow cupular, pubescent, persistent, lobes 5, 1 mm long, obtuse. Petals 2 mm long, oblong, exceeding the calyx lobes, pubescent on the inner surface (i.e. on the midrib, towards the base) and with a few short hairs at the apex. Disk 10-lobed. Stamens ± equalling petals; filaments 1.8-2 mm long, glabrous, base dilated, anthers oblong, pubescent. Ovary ovoid, c. 1 mm long; styles 3, erect; stigma capitate. Drupe ± 4.5 mm broad, subglobose, pubescent. Endocarp (stone) laterally compressed, 4 mm broad, suborbicular, smooth.
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