The plant Cotinus coggygria Scop. is a multiple-branching shrub from the Anacardiaceae family, growing up to 4 m tall with an open, spreading, irregular habit. The leaves are 3-10 cm long, rounded oval, green with a waxy glaucous sheen. It is common in dry and stony habitats, among brushes and in light oak forests in the warmer parts of the country. It contains tannic compounds, about 20% galotanins, flavonoid compounds and some organic acids.