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Species Plantarum

Pistacia Lentiscus

Blossom period
April through June
Mediterranean Basin, Western Asia

In the wild, Pistacia lentiscus, also known as Pistachio mastic grows on rocky slopes, deeply rooted in the poor soils of the garrigues and maquis. Bunches of red fruit appear on female plants in autumn and winter. Evergreen leaves are leathery and highly aromatic. The plant bears pruning well and can be formed into large ground-covering cushions.