Author: Jan Scholten
Culture: fairy tale Cinderella.
Rhus toxicodendron is seen by some older botanists as one with Rhus diversiloba and Rhus radicans since they can be distinguished only with difficulty. It is possible that the proved Rhus tree was actually Rhus radicans, which is much more common. The nomenclature in this is very confusing.
Rhus toxicodendron can be: Toxicodendron pubescens, Toxicodendron toxicarum, Toxicodendron radicans or Rhus radicans.