Identification help. Poison sumac bonsai?

pstaboche

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I recently purchased about 16 bonsai and pre bonsai from someone taking a break from the hobby. Most of them were easy to identify but one of them even he didn't know. Apparently it was bought from someone in Louisiana and has a large stump of deadwood with one long branch near the bottom. The stems are reddish and the leaves are smooth.
I used Google lens to try to identify and it said it was poison sumac! I'd rather not have a poisonous bonsai... Anyone know what this may be?
 

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Michael P

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It is not poison ivy or poison sumac. The leaves are not compound and the branching is opposite. More misinformation from Google. But I don't know exactly what it is, please post some more photos showing details.
 

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Leaves remind me of beautyberry, but maybe a little too oval for it?
 

pstaboche

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It is not poison ivy or poison sumac. The leaves are not compound and the branching is opposite. More misinformation from Google. But I don't know exactly what it is, please post some more photos showing details.
Posted more pics
 

YamadoriFL

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Common buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis) ?
 

Leo in N E Illinois

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Not poison sumac.
Traits:
*Opposite leaf pattern
*Leaves are simple (not compound)
*Lanceolate, with entire margins. (Not serrated)
*Axial surface of leaves smooth, not fuzzy, with out obvious hairs. (Top of leaves, smooth)

Cephalanthus occidentalis is a definite possibility.
 
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