Common name: Rhus Tree
Toxicodendron succedaneum (L.) Kuntze APNI*
Synonyms: Rhus succedanea L. APNI*
Description: Small to medium-sized tree 2–5 m high, deciduous; branchlets glabrous.
Leaves 10–30 cm long; leaflets 9–15, lanceolate to oblong-ovate, 5–9 cm long, 15–30 mm wide, apex long-acuminate, base obtuse and asymmetric, margins entire, both surfaces glabrous, lower surface ± glaucous; petiole 3–10 cm long, petiolules 1–4 mm long.
Panicles 8–15 cm long, glabrous.
Flowering: yellowish green.
Distribution and occurrence: Drupe ± globose to ovoid, compressed laterally, 6-10 mm long, 7-11 mm wide, fawnish.
NSW subdivisions: *CC
A declared noxious plant in N.S.W. due to the poisonous sap which can cause severe skin rashes.
Text by M. J. Taylor
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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