African sumac Anacardiaceae Rhus lancea
Leaf:Alternate, evergreen, trifoliate compound, linear, narrow leaflets (willow like) each 3 to 5 inches long, entire margins, leathery, often slightly curved, shiny dark green above, paler below.
Flower:Species is dioecious; small, creamy green colored in large tight cluster or spray, appearing in early spring.
Fruit:Small round, glossy tan drupe, 1/4 inch in diameter in a hanging many branched cluster.
Twig:Slender, light red to greenish tan, darkens with age to a reddish brown.
Bark:Dark reddish brown, later becoming lighter and quite scaly.
Form:A wide spreading small tree with a dense crown reaching up to 25 feet tall.