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Rhus natalensis ??
This shrub with fruit was found at Iten, Kenya, Africa. January 2012.
SHRUB: Medium-sized shrub or small tree with shiny, dark green leaves.
FLOWERS: The flowers have small greenish-white petals, but are borne in
large, showy clusters called panicles.
LEAVES: The shiny, smooth leaves are compound with three leaflets. The
leaflet tips usually taper to a point.
RANGE: This is the most common and widespread of several sumac species
found in Kenya. R. natalensis ranges from the coast to the highlands
in open areas and forest edges.
FRUIT: The fruits are fleshy berries sought as food by birds and
occasionally humans. They are about 5mm in diameter.
UNARMED. However, many sumacs have irritating resins.
Anacardiaceae -- Sumac Family
Kenya Natural History
Michael J. Plagens, Created on 16 July 2012