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Trees or shrubs, dioecious. Leaves spiral, imparipinnate; leaflets opposite or subopposite, entire. Panicles axillary or terminal. Flowers unisexual. Sepals free, 2 - 5. Stamens 3 - 5 in male flower, absent in female flower. Disc minute. In female flowers carpels 3, syncarpous; ovary superior, 1-loculed, 1-ovuled; style short; stigmas 3. Drupes obliquely compressed; stone bony.

Southern USA and Central America, Tropical Africa, Mediterranean region, Asia minor, Eastern Asia to Malesia; ca 10 species, 3 in India.


1a. Leaf rachis winged 1. Pistacia atlantica
b. Leaf rachis not winged 2
2a. Leaflets ovate or ovate-oblong 3. Pistacia khinjuk
b. Leaflets lanceolate 2. Pistacia chinensis

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