Pistachio

Pistachio

Scientific name: Pistacia vera

Local name: Not known

 

 

 

 

 

Taxonomic position (according to Cronquist, 1981)

 

Kingdom Plantae
Division Magnoliophyta
Class Magnoliopsida
Order Sapindales
Family Anacardiaceae
Genus Pistacia
Species vera

Botanical Description

Habit: A deciduous tree, up to 8m tall

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Root: Tap root system

Leaf: Pinnately compound, composed of 3-7 ovate leaflets. The color of leaf is greyish green

Inflorescence: Many small greenish flower are borne laterally on one year old wood.

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Flower: Dioecious, they have no petal, but five sepals, male flower have five stamen and female flower has a single, superior ovary.

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Fruit: ovoid drupe

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Economic Importance

  • A good quality fruit
  • Also used as medicinal purpose

 

 

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