Toxicodendron vernix

ClassificationDicots
FamilyAnacardiaceae
Family (Traditional)Anacardiaceae
GenusToxicodendron
Species:Toxicodendron vernix (L.) Kuntze
Common NamePoison Sumac
Growth Habitshrub
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Woody; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Mudflat; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: shrub; Moisture Requirements: Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Wetland; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: compound; Leaf Dissection: 1; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: petiolate; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaf Venation: pinnate; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 9; Leaflet Number: 11; Leaflet Number: 13; Base Flower Color: Yellow; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Berry; Fruit Type: Drupe; Fruit Wet/Dry: Wet; Hypanthium Present: No; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Perianth Present: Yes; Pistil Number: 1; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 5
C value 8
StatusNative; AGCP (OBL), EMP (OBL) (NWPL); TN[SNR] KY[S1] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Rhus venenata Rhus venenata DC.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: McCreary (KY), Franklin (TN), Grundy (TN), Van Buren (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, EKY, UCHT, UOS, VDB

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1987 - 2005

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
UCHT018618 Grundy Tennessee
UCHT
Toxicodendron vernix
BRIT69050 Grundy Tennessee 12 Jun 1991 R. Kral
789167
VDB
Toxicodendron vernix
BRIT69049 Grundy Tennessee 12 Jun 1991 R. Kral
78948
VDB
Toxicodendron vernix
31234100187614 McCreary Kentucky Ronald L. Jones
EKY
Toxicodendron vernix
BEREA001615 Van Buren Tennessee
BEREA
Toxicodendron vernix
UCHT018619 Grundy Tennessee
UCHT
Toxicodendron vernix
APSC0102732 Grundy Tennessee
APSC
Toxicodendron vernix
UOS00275 Franklin Tennessee 15 Nov 1997 H.C. Yeatman
UOS
Toxicodendron vernix
UOS00276 Franklin Tennessee 17 Oct 2000 Mary P. Priestley
UOS
Toxicodendron vernix
BRIT69051 Grundy Tennessee 31 Aug 1995 Alexa McKerrow
AM95-002
VDB
Toxicodendron vernix
BRIT69048 Grundy Tennessee 22 Sep 2005 Dwayne Estes
08408
VDB
Toxicodendron vernix
31234100187648 Van Buren Tennessee 11 Jul 1987 Ronald L. Jones
5050
EKY
Toxicodendron vernix
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Toxicodendron vernix - Milo Pyne
Toxicodendron vernix - Milo Pyne
Toxicodendron vernix - Milo Pyne
Toxicodendron vernix - Milo Pyne
Toxicodendron vernix - Milo Pyne
Toxicodendron vernix - Milo Pyne
Toxicodendron vernix - Milo Pyne
Toxicodendron vernix - Milo Pyne