Rhus kearneyi

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Rhus kearneyi
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Apparently Secure (NatureServe)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Anacardiaceae
Genus: Rhus
Species: R. kearneyi
Binomial name
Rhus kearneyi
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Natural range of Rhus kearneyi

Rhus kearneyi is a species of flowering plant in the cashew family known by the common name Kearney's sumac.[1] It is native to western North America, where it can be found in Arizona in the United States and Baja California in Mexico.[2][3]

This species is a shrub or small tree up to 4 meters tall. The twigs and petioles are red. The leaves are oval or oblong in shape, sometimes three-lobed or divided into three leaflets. They are leathery and a shiny green to a waxy bluish in color with white veining. The inflorescence contains many crowded cream or pink flowers. The fruit is about a centimeter long.[3]

There are several subspecies of this plant. The ssp. kearneyi occurs in Yuma County, Arizona.[3][4] There is only one population, which is located on the Barry Goldwater Bombing Range.[5]

Natural range


  1. ^ "Rhus kearneyi". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 21 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "Rhus kearneyi". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 29 January 2018. 
  3. ^ a b c Rhus kearneyi. Arizona Game and Fish Department.
  4. ^ Rhus kearneyi. The Nature Conservancy.
  5. ^ Rhus kearneyi. Center for Plant Conservation.

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