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Habit: Tree; dioecious. Leaf: deciduous; leaflets 7--9, membranous, entire to toothed. Inflorescence: panicle, axillary or terminal, open to dense. Flower: perianth parts generally 1--7, bract-like, unequal, brown-green, ephemeral; stamens 4--7, vestigial in pistillate flowers; styles 3, fused at base, generally 0 in staminate flowers. Fruit: spheric to obovoid, +- purple; pulp fleshy.
Species In Genus: +- 11 species: Mediterranean, eastern Asia, Texas, Mexico. Etymology: (Ancient Arabic or Persian name) Note: Pistacia vera, pistachio, generally with 3 leaflets, widely cultivated for food.
Unabridged Note: Pistacia texana, lentisco, generally with < 21 leaflets, native to Texas, northern Mexico.
eFlora Treatment Author: John M. Miller & Dieter H. Wilken
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Malosma laurina
Next taxon: Pistacia atlantica
Citation for this treatment: John M. Miller & Dieter H. Wilken 2016. Pistacia, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=9978, accessed on May 25, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 25, 2016.