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Rhus paniculata Wallich ex Don, Gen. Syst. 2: 74. 1832; Hook.f. Fl. Brit. India 2: 10. 1876.


Burmese: Bye-gyin.

Shrubs, 2 - 6.5 m tall. Leaves 10 - 30 cm long, 3-foliolate; petioles 3 - 5 cm long; leaflets obovate to elliptic-ovate, 2 - 12 x 1.5 - 5 cm, apex notched, sinuately lobed upwards, puberulous beneath, sessile. Panicles axillary and terminal, 10 - 22 cm long, puberulous. Male flowers 1 - 1.5 mm across. Calyx lobes orbicular. Petals, oblong, 1 x 0.5 mm, glabrous. Stamens 5, 0.8 mm long. Disc 0.6 mm in diam., 5-lobed, concave. Drupes orbicular, 3.5 - 5 mm in diam.

Distrib. India : Ascending to 1000 m. Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh (Eastern Ghats), Tamil Nadu and cultivated in West Bengal.

Bhutan, Myanmar and China.

Uses. It is a dye-yielding-plant. The juice, which is deep brown in colour, is used in dyeing cotton material.




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