Schinus molle L.

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Schinus molle

Photo: Bart Wursten
Alexandra Park, Harare

Schinus molle

Photo: Bart Wursten
Alexandra Park, Harare

Schinus molle

Photo: Bart Wursten
Alexandra Park, Harare

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Synonyms:
Common names: California pepper-tree (English) Peruvian mastic-tree (English)
Description: Small to medium-sized tree, to 8 m. Branches and foliage pendulous. Leaves long (to 25 cm). Leaflets numerous, linear-lanceolate; margin serrate. Inflorescence of small flowers in a much-branched panicle. Fruit 7-10 mm in diameter.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: molle: from Mulli, the Peruvian name
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Native of the Peruvian Andes; widely cultivated in warm regions
Growth form(s): Tree.
Insects associated with this species: Bombycomorpha bifascia (Food plant)
Micraphe lateritia (Larval foodplant)
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Image last updated: Wednesday 24 October 2007
Literature:

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 23.

Other sources of information about Schinus molle:

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Flora of Botswana: Schinus molle

External websites:

African Plant Database: Schinus molle
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Schinus molle
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Schinus molle
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Schinus molle
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Schinus molle
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Schinus molle
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Schinus molle
Ispot Southern Africa : Schinus molle
JSTOR Plant Science: Schinus molle
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Schinus molle
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Schinus molle
Tropicos: Schinus molle
West African Plants database: Schinus molle


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Schinus molle.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=163800, retrieved 25 July 2016

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