African Plant Database


Pistacia aethiopica Kokwaro
Family : ANACARDIACEAE
Protologue : Kew Bull. 34(4): 755 (1980)
Information on the genus : Pistacia
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Pistacia aethiopica Dale & Greenway (1980)
=Pistacia lentiscus var. emarginata Engl.
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Glabrous evergreen spreading tree 5-15(-20) m, rarely a shrub, often multi-stemmed; bole to 0,6 m Ø; bark brown-black, fissured; leaves aromatic, 4-16-18-foliolate, glabrous, rhachis to 10 cm long, winged.
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Ecology : Dry evergreen forest (often with Juniperus or Olea-Euclea) or associated bushland and wooded grassland; Buxus bushland; deciduous woodland with Combretum, Acacia, Barkeya on limestone, basalt or sandstone; 900-2550 m alt.
  Near the Mediterranean P. lentiscus L., but seems distinct (cf. also Inbar, o.c.: 240). – Treated under P. lentiscus L. by Boulos, Fl. Egypt 2: 76-77, 2000 (with fig.).
  Twigs are used as toothbrushes. Yields a gum of some economic importance, also exported (Somalia).
  One locality known from Jebel Eraf (c. 13° 06’ N x 44° 15’ E) close to the Yemeni S coast, Arabian Peninsula. Rather locally abundant in S Ethiopia.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • (1986). Flora of Tropical East Africa Anacardiaceae: 41
 
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Map
carte afrique num 6094
 
Record n°6094
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