Rhus microphylla | Article about rhus microphylla by The Free Dictionary
A shrubby desert bush with wild branches, small shiny leathery leaves, clusters of white flowers which become orange-red fuzzy berries, which are sour, edible raw or cooked. Berries can be mushed with water to make jam. Berries can also be soaked in water to make lemonade. Medicinal properties possibly similar to other sumacs.
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other important species of browse in these three habitats included scrub live oak (Quercus turbinella), little leaf sumac (Rhus microphylla
), squawbush, winterfat (Krascheninnikovia lanata), and Apache plume (Fallugia paradoxa; Table 1).
Engelm had the highest number of thrips species (15), followed by Yucca elata Engelm (14) and Zinnia acerosa (DC.) Gray (14) (Table 2).
Vegetation type Draws Uplands Group Rhus Grass Acacia Mesa Relic Acacia neovernicosa 0.0 (b) 0.0 (b) 17.9 (a) 0.0 (b) Atriplex canescens 1.3 (a) 0.1 (b) 0.0 (c) 0.0 (c) Flourencia cernua 5.8 (a) 0.3 (b) 0.1 (c) 0.0 (c) Koberlinia spinosa 0.0 (b) 0.0 (b) 0.3 (a) 0.0 (b) Larrea tridentata 0.4 (b) 0.0 (c) 1.4 (a) 0.1 (c) Parthenium incanum 0.0 (b) 0.0 (b) 1.9 (a) 0.0 (b) Prosopis glandulosa 0.6 (a) 0.0 (b) 0.0 (b) 0.0 (b) Rhus microphylla
10.2 (a) 0.2 (bc) 0.2 (b) 0.0 (c) Tiquilia greggii 0.0 (b) 0.0 (b) 0.5 (a) 0.0 (b) Ephedra sp.
Littleleaf, Rhus microphylla
(Texas, Okla., N.M., Ariz.)