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Taxon: Rhus chinensis Mill.

Genus: Rhus
Family: Anacardiaceae subfamily: Anacardioideae
Nomen number: 31679
Place of publication: Gard. dict. ed. 8: Rhus no. 7. 1768 (Osbeck, Reise. 302. 1765. nom. nud.)
Name verified on: 24-Jun-2015 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 24-Jun-2015
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7).
Accessions: 3 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

Common names:

  • Chinese gall   (Source: Dict Gard ) – English
  • Chinese sumac   (Source: Names Beetle ) – English
  • nutgall   (Source: Dict Gard ) – English
  • nutgalltree   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • Gallen-Sumach   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German

Economic importance:

Distributional range:

    China: China - Anhui, Fujian, Gansu, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hebei, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Ningxia, Qinghai, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanxi, Sichuan, Xizang, Yunnan, Zhejiang
    Eastern Asia: Japan - Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu, Ryukyu Islands, Shikoku; Taiwan
    Indian Subcontinent: Bhutan; India - Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal
    Indo-China: Laos; Myanmar; Thailand; Vietnam
    Malesia: Indonesia - Sumatra

  • also cultivated


  • Aubréville, A. et al., eds. 1960–. Flore du Cambodge du Laos et du Viet-Nam.
  • Beetle, A. A. 1970. Recommended plant names. Univ. Wyoming Agr. Exp. Sta. Res. J. 31.
  • Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage.
  • Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen.
  • Grierson, A. J. C. & D. J. Long. 1984–. Flora of Bhutan including a record of plants from Sikkim.
  • Hara, H. et al. 1978–1982. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal. [= R. javanica L.].
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening.
  • Krüssmann, G. 1984. Manual of cultivated broad-leaved trees and shrubs (English translation of Handbuch der Laubgehölze. 1976).
  • Kunkel, G. 1984. Plants for human consumption.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • Mabberley, D. J. 1997. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2.
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2.
  • Natural Products Research Institute, Seoul National University. 1998. Medicinal plants in the Republic of Korea. WHO Regional Publications Western Pacific Series No. 21.
  • Ohwi, J. 1965. Flora of Japan (Engl. ed.). [= of R. javanica L.].
  • Rehder, A. 1949. Bibliography of cultivated trees and shrubs.
  • Sharma, B. D. et al., eds. 1993–. Flora of India.
  • Steenis, C. G. G. J. van, ed. 1948–. Flora malesiana.
  • Walker, E. 1976. Flora of Okinawa and the southern Ryukyu Islands. [= of R. javanica L.].
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition).


Check other web resources for Rhus chinensis Mill.:

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Check other web resources for images:

  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
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