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Key to Species in Family Anacardiaceae


© Rhus aromatica shot by Paul Rothrock in Upland, IN. - Keys to Nature Project

Title:
Key to Species in Family Anacardiaceae
Version:
40
Author(s):
Allie Van Alstine, Norah Langat, Paul Rothrock
Email:
plrothroc@tayloru.edu
Description:

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Key Structure:
1. Leaves simple; sterile pedicle plumose - Cotinus coggygria
1. Leaves compound; sterile pedicle absent - 2

2. Fruits red and glandular hairy; inflorescence dense; erect - 3
2. Fruits white/yellow and glabrous; inflorescence loose; drooping - 6

3. Leaves trifoliate; plants shrubby - Rhus aromatica
3. Leaves pinnately compound; plants small trees - 4

4. Rachis winged; leaflets 7-21 - Rhus copallina
4. Rachis not winged; leaflets 11-31 - 5

5. Petioles glabrous - Rhus glabra
5. Petioles pubescent - Rhus typhina

6. Leaflets 7-13; entire - Toxicodendron vernix
6. Leaflets 3; often shallowly lobed - 7

7. Vines climbing; aerial roots present - Toxicodendron radicans
7. Vines not climbing; aerial roots absent - Toxicodendron rydbergii

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