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Published In: Species Plantarum 2: 1025. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Contributor Text: YASIN J. NASIR
General/Distribution: A genus with 10 species found in the Mediterranean region, Afghanistan, S.W.& E. Asia, Tropical Africa, Southern USA and Guatemala. Represented in Pakistan by 4 species.


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Dioecious trees or shrubs. Leaves compound, trifoliolate, rarely unifoliolate, exstipulate. Inflorescence an axillary raceme or panicle. Flowers small, apetalous. Male flowers with 3-6(-7) stamens. Disk present. Female flowers bracteate. Styles 3, short. Fruit a 1-seeded drupe, often compressed.

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1 Leaflets lanceolate or broadly so (2)
+ Leaflets ovate to ovate-oblong (3)
2 (1) Young leaves of a bright red colour. Leaf rachis not winged. Laflets 7-9 x 90-120 mm long. Drupe greyish in colour
+ Young leaves not red coloured. Leaf rachis winged. Leaflets 3-9 x 26-70 mm long. Drupe Yellowish-brown in colour
3 (1) Leaflets 3-10, with prominent nerves on the under surface. Drupe 12-30 mm long, ovoid-oblong 4 Pistacia vera
+ Leaflets 3-7; nevers not prominent on the under surface. Drupe 4-6 mm long, suborbicular 2 Pistacia khinjuk
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