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Sonoran Desert Plants
Rhus kearneyi subsp. kearneyi (Desert sumac, limita del desierto)

Coffee Pot Mountain


 Rhus kearneyi subsp. kearneyi

 Rhus kearneyi subsp. kearneyi

 Rhus kearneyi subsp. kearneyi

Habitat: rocky slopes
Life Form: shrub,tall
Leaf Description: alternate simple
Flower Color: greenish or green
Flowering Period: Spring
Spines: spineless
Family: Anacardiaceae (cashew family)
Abundance: locally common
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S., S. Rutman, and J. Malusa. 2014. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: Flora of Southwestern Arizona: Part 8. Eudicots: Acanthaceae to Apocynaceae. Phytoneuron 2014-85, 1-71 page 46 (8.5 MB pdf)

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Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page on Rhus kearneyi subsp. kearneyi (opens in a new tab).






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