Definition of Genus Rhus

1. Noun. Deciduous or evergreen shrubs and shrubby trees of temperate and subtropical North America, South Africa, eastern Asia and northeastern Australia; usually limited to nonpoisonous sumacs (see genus Toxicodendron).

Exact synonyms: Rhus
Generic synonyms: Dicot Genus, Magnoliopsid Genus
Group relationships: Anacardiaceae, Family Anacardiaceae, Sumac Family
Member holonyms: Shumac, Sumac, Sumach

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Rhus

genus Rhexia
genus Rhincodon
genus Rhinoceros
genus Rhinonicteris
genus Rhinoptera
genus Rhipsalis
genus Rhizobium
genus Rhizoctinia
genus Rhizophora
genus Rhizopogon
genus Rhizopus
genus Rhodanthe
genus Rhododendron
genus Rhodosphaera
genus Rhodymenia
genus Rhus (current term)
genus Rhyacotriton
genus Rhynchoelaps
genus Rhyncostylis
genus Rhynia
genus Ribes
genus Richea
genus Richmondena
genus Ricinus
genus Rickettsia
genus Riparia
genus Rissa
genus Rivina
genus Rivulus
genus Robinia

Literary usage of Genus Rhus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Leaflets of Botanical Observation and Criticism by Edward Lee Greene (1906)
"... ie, the type species of the genus Rhus; because during more than a dozen centuries before even Tournefort, the species was but one, and that familiar to ..."

2. The Cultivator by New York State Agricultural Society (1846)
"The plant alluded to belongs to the genus Rhus, several species of which ... There are several species of this shrub or tree, belonging to the genus Rhus, ..."

3. The Cultivator: A Monthly Publication, Devoted to Agriculture by New York State Agricultural Society (1846)
"There are several species of this shrub or tree, be- longing to the genus Rhus, which are useful in the arts. In the United States we have at least eight ..."

4. The Tree Book: A Popular Guide to a Knowledge of the Trees of North America by Julia Ellen Rogers (1905)
"Genus RHUS, Linn. SMALL trees or shrubs with stout, pithy branchlets, ... There are about 120 species of the genus Rhus; they are most abundant in South ..."

5. The Trees of America: Native and Foreign, Pictorially and Botanically by Daniel Jay Browne (1846)
"IHE genus Rhus chiefly consists of deciduous shrubs, generally with alternate compound leaves, and are natives of Europe, Asia, and North and South America. ..."

6. Pennsylvania Trees by Joseph Simon Illick, Pennsylvania Dept. of Forestry (1914)
"The genus Rhus is the only one native to northeastern America. It has representatives in Pennsylvania. THE SUMACHS—RHUS, Linnaeus. ..."

7. The Indigenous Trees of the Hawaiian Islands by Joseph Francis Charles Rock (1913)
"The genus Rhus has the largest number of species of any genus of the above family. It consists of over 120 species and subspecies, and is distributed over ..."

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