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Pakistan | Family List | Anacardiaceae | Pistacia

4. Pistacia vera L., Sp. Pl. 1025. 1753. Y. Yaltirik in Davis, Fl. Turk. 2:546. 1967; K.H. Rechinger, Fl. Iran. 63:7.1969; R.R. Stewart l.c. 458.

Vern.: ‘Pista’.


Tree 6-10 m tall. Leaves odd pinnate. Leaflets 3-10 in number, 55-90 (-100) x 30-65 mm, ovate to suborbiculate, veins prominent. Rachis barely winged, pubescent. Drupe ovoid-oblong, 12-30 x 10-12 mm, apiculate.

Fl. Per.: May.

Type: Described from cultivated material.

Distribution: Iran, Afghanistan, C. Asia. Cultivated in the Mediterranean region.

‘The Pistacio Nut’ is cultivated in Baluchistan for its edible fruit. Yaltirik (l.c.) mentions that in nature it hybridises with Pistacia khinjuk and Pistacia atlantica.


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