Kearney's sumac Anacardiaceae Rhus kearneyi
Leaf:Alternate, simple, evergreen, ovate to oval, leathery, 1 to 2 inches long, dull pointed, entire margin, entire leaf often puckered upward, shiny green above, paler beneath, petiole pink.
Flower:Species is dioecious; tight clusters of very small white to 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:Large thicket forming shrub reaching up to 10 feet with a spreading, sprawling crown.