Greek kotinos — wild olive; allusion uncertain.
Grown for the ornamental foliage that is colourful in autumn and the wispy flower clusters.
3 species from SE USA and S Europe to N China.
Cuttings and seed.
Leaves and bark the source of tannin; a yellow dye, fustic, is extracted from the wood.
Wood yellow; leaves simple; fruit and flower clusters wispy and feather-like.
Source: (2002). Anacardiaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.