Pistacia lentiscus

Species of flowering plants in the sumac family Anacardiaceae / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Pistacia lentiscus (also lentisk or mastic) is a dioecious evergreen shrub or small tree of the genus Pistacia native to the Mediterranean Basin. It grows up to 4 m (13 ft) tall and is cultivated for its aromatic resin, mainly on the Greek island of Chios and around the Turkish town of Çeşme.[2][3]

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Pistacia lentiscus
Mastic foliage and fruit
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Anacardiaceae
Genus: Pistacia
Species:
P. lentiscus
Binomial name
Pistacia lentiscus
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