African sumac Anacardiaceae Rhus
lancea L. f.
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.