Species Detail

Rhus typhina L.
Staghorn sumac


Scientific Name:  
Rhus typhina L.
Common Name:  
Staghorn sumac
Myaamia Name:  
mahkomiši
Uses:  
Food, Medicinal, Material, Technology
Harvest Seasons:  
Undetermined
Habitats:  
Undetermined
Locations:  
Undetermined
Growth Forms:  
Undetermined

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Rhus typhina L.
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
Dunn, J.P. Circa 1900 Description 
Dunn, J.P. Circa 1900 Use - Unknown  mahkomi$i
Anonymous 1724 Use - Medicinal  stem of plant greater than an inch in diameter is used to make a pipestem: cut thick stem and hollow out with fire
Dagenett, K. 2002, July Use - Material  berries eaten; sweeter than other sumacs and darker red.
Anonymous 1724 Use - Technology  berries used to make tea.
Gatschet, A.S. ca. 1895 Use - Food  bow handle made from 3
Tippman, D. 2005, February 27 Use - Medicinal  McPherson wrote;
Weisenberger, J. 2004, August 12 Use - Technology  Archaeological studies in central and south-central Indiana revealed that sumac was utilized by indigenous peoples sometime during the period of A.D. 1000 to A.D. 1450
Botanical Sources  
Rhus typhina L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
Gleason, H.A. & Cronquist, A. 1991   Occurs in dry; open areas in forests and disturbed areas
Related Sources  
Rhus typhina L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
Bush, L. L 1996   Sumac berries boiled to make tea
McPherson, Alan and Sue McPherson. 1977   Sumac berries boiled to make tea, and stems used as pipestems.