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Rhus microphylla

Rhus microphylla Engelm. ex A. Gray

 

Littleleaf Desert Sumac, Littleleaf Sumac

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderSapindalesIncludes citrus; maples, horse-chestnuts, lychees and rambutans; mangos and cashews; frankincense and myrrh; mahogany and neem
FamilyAnacardiaceaeCashew or sumac family
GenusRhusFrom Greek rhous, ancient name for sumac
Speciesmicrophylla“Small-leaved”

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Rhus microphylla description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 15 Jun 2012.

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Rhus microphylla (Littleleaf Desert Sumac, Littleleaf Sumac)

5/25/2009 · Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Superior, AZ
≈ 8 × 6" (21 × 14 cm)

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