lentisco Anacardiaceae Rhus lentii Kellogg Listen to the Latin symbol: -- Other Fact Sheets
Leaf: Alternate, simple, evergreen, ovate to nearly round, leathery, 1 to 2 inches long, dull pointed, entire margin or with a few sharp teeth on the upper half, entire leaf often cupped or rolled, shiny green above with yellow midveins, paler beneath.
Flower: Species is dioecious; showy clusters of small pink flowers with 5 petals, clusters occur at ends of twigs and are 2 to 3 inches long, appearing in spring.
Fruit: Elliptical, somewhat flattened drupe, 1/3 inch across, fuzzy and red in small clusters at the ends of the twigs, ripens in late summer and persists into winter.
Twig: Moderately stout, red and green with a fine gray fuzz (later turning gray and smooth); buds small, hairy, nearly hidden by petiole.
Bark: Smooth and grayish brown with faint horizontal lenticels, on largest specimens a bit scaly and rough.
Form: A small shrub shrub reaching up to 8 feet with a spreading, sprawling crown.

Looks like: Kearney's sumac
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Additional Range Information:
Rhus lentii is native to North America.
Range may be expanded by planting.
See states reporting lentisco.
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