4568.000 Pistacia L.

Polunin, O. (1969) A Field Guide to Flowers of Europe OUP

Description of the genus

Large shrubs or small trees up to 12 m tall, dioecious, resinous. Leaves alternate, compound. Flowers in branched axillary clusters; bracts 2, calyx 2-5 lobed. Fruit an asymmetrical drupe.

Worldwide: 15 species native to the Mediterranean, Eurasia; one species native to Mexico and one native to China.

Zimbabwe: 2 cultivated taxa.

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chinensis Bunge
lentiscus L.

Other sources of information about Pistacia:

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Pistacia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Pistacia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Pistacia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Pistacia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Pistacia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Pistacia
JSTOR Plant Science: Pistacia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Pistacia
Plants of the World Online: Pistacia
Tropicos: Pistacia
Wikipedia: Pistacia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Pistacia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2563, retrieved 30 May 2023

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