VASCULAR PLANTS OF UPPER NEWPORT BAY
SUMAC FAMILY
ANACARDIACEAE
In Southern California, the members of this family are all shrubs with resinous or milky sap. The sepals and petals are commonly in 5’s on a cup-like dish with 5 or 10 stamens and 3 styles. The seeds are berry-like, dry or semi-fleshy with a hard center. (Dale 41).

About 70 genera and 600 species, mostly from warm regions. (Munz
, Flora So. Calif. 64).

Upper Newport Bay species within the family:
Malosma laurina
Toxicodendron diversilobum #
Rhus integrifolia #
Schinus terebinthifolius
Schinus molle
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