Common name: Chinese Pistachio
Pistacia chinensis Bunge APNI*
Description: Deciduous tree to 20 m high, branchlets finely hairy; leaves turning crimson in autumn.
Leaves 10–25 cm long; leaflets 8–14, lanceolate, 5–9 cm long, 15–25 mm wide, apex long-acuminate, base asymmetric, margins entire, both surfaces ± glabrous except for scattered bristles along veins, lower surface not glaucous; petiole 4–10 cm long, petiolules c. 1 mm long.
Panicles 5–10 cm long, glabrous. Flowers yellowish green.
Drupe ± globose to ovoid, compressed laterally, 5–6 mm long, red finally turning purple.
Distribution and occurrence: Cultivated, occasionally naturalized. Native of China.
NSW subdivisions: *NWS
Text by M. J. Taylor
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)
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