These plants are mostly bushes or small trees with milky or resinous juice, but may be vines. The small, radially symmetrical flowers usually have 5 petals, 5 sepals, and 5 or 10 stamens. The alternate leaves are simple or compound and the fruits are berry-like.

Examples include sumacs, poison ivy, cashew and pistachio nuts, mangos.

Tree This family contains trees.

Poison IvySpecies is a Tree Rhus radicans
Sumac, SmoothSpecies is a Tree Rhus glabra
Sumac, StaghornSpecies is a Tree Rhus typhina