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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Mexico to Central America, Medit. to Central Asia and Philippines, NE. & E. Tropical Africa.
Pistacia atlantica

[FTEA]

Anacardiaceae, J. O. Kokwaro (University of Nairobi). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1986

Morphology General Habit
Dioecious shrubs or trees with resinous bark
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, pinnate (consistently paripinnate in the Flora area), rarely simple or 3-foliolate; leaflets opposite or less often subalternate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers in axillary panicles, racemes or spikes, without a perianth but surrounded by 1–3 small bracts and (1–)2–7 tepal-like bracteoles
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 3–5(–8), inserted on disk; filaments short, with large basifixed anthers
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary subglobose or ovoid, 1-locular; style short, (2–)3-lobed; ovule pendulous from an ascending funicle
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Drupe globose or ovoid, compressed, with a chartaceous epicarp, thin mesocarp and a woody endocarp
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed 1, compressed.

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Trees or shrubs with resinous bark, dioecious
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, pinnate, rarely simple or 3-foliolate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowers in axillary paniculate or subspicate inflorescences, without a perianth but surrounded by 1–3 small bracts and up to 7 tepal-like bracteoles
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Male flowers with 3–5(–8) stamens inserted on disk, filaments very short, anthers basifixed Female flowers with 1-celled ovary; style short, (2–)3-lobed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Drupes globose or ovoid, compressed.
Distribution
Some 12 species, mainly in the Mediterranean region to western Asia, but also in south-east Asia, China, the Atlantic Islands, Mexico and southern USA.
Note
The flowers of Pistacia are unusual in that they lack a true perianth, and are surrounded by bracts and bracteoles.

Native to:

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Baleares, Bulgaria, Canary Is., China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Corse, Cyprus, Djibouti, East Aegean Is., East Himalaya, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, France, Greece, Guatemala, Hainan, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kirgizstan, Kriti, Krym, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Malaya, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, North Caucasus, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Portugal, Sardegna, Saudi Arabia, Sicilia, Sinai, Somalia, Spain, Sudan, Tadzhikistan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Texas, Tibet, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Yemen, Yugoslavia

Introduced into:

Alabama, Arkansas, California, Georgia, North Carolina, Oklahoma

Pistacia L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Davis [D37576], Turkey K000731760

First published in Sp. Pl.: 1025 (1753)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00997-6 Scientific Data 8: 215.

Literature

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 2, (1999) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • L., Gen. Pl., ed. 5: 450 (1754)
  • Sp. Pl.: 1025 (1753)

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0