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Pistacia lentiscus
Pistacia lentiscus
Mastic Tree, Lentisc
Photographer: Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy

ID: 0000 0000 0916 0357 (2016-09-06)

Copyright © 2016 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy

 
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  • date of photo  Apr 22, 2006
  • latitude 44.34960   longitude 14.80950     View on Google Maps.
  • location   Southeast of village Olib, island Olib, Adriatic Sea (Dalmatia, Croatia)
  • notes   Slo.: no name. - Habitat: Open maquis, almost flat, skeletal, calcareous ground, full sun, elevation 30 m (100 feet), average precipitations ~ 980 mm/year, average temperature 12-15 deg C, Mediterranean phytogeographical region.- Substratum: soil among rocks. - Comment: Pistachia lentiscus is a Mediterranean species growing in all countries around the Mediterranean Sea (except in Slovenia). It enters the Alps only in their extreme south west part in a very small region. This bush or low tree, quite common in maquis, is beautiful in spring when in bloom and also in late summer when in fruit because of its bright red flowers (male plants) and red fruits (becoming black). Male and female flowers are born on different plants. Female flowers are greenish. - Pistachia lentiscus can be distinguished from other three similar and common Mediterranean species of genus Pistachia, namely pistachio nut (Pistachia vera), turpentine tree (Pistachia terebinthus) and Pistachia atlantica by its even-pinnate leaves, which have no end leaflet. All others have odd-pinnate leaves. The leaflets are rounded but have a small point at the end (are mucronate). - The plants are sometimes cultivated and used for diverse purposes - in chewing gum, in sweets, liqueurs and in production of mastics, a resin used for conservation and refreshment of old oil paintings. - Ref.: (1) D. Aeschimann, K. Lauber, D.M. Moser, J.P. Theurillat, Flora Alpina, Vol. 1., Haupt (2004), p 1042. (2) I. Schӧnfelder, P. Schӧnfelder, Kosmos Atlas Mittelmeer- und Kanarenflora, Kosmos, (2002), p 112. (3) M. Blamey, C. Grey-Wilson, Wild Flowers of the Mediterranean, A & C Black, London (2005), p 127. (4) R. Domac, Flora Hrvatske (Flora of Croatia) (in Croatian), Školska Knjiga, Zagreb (1994), p 154. (5) D. Seidel, Blumen am Mittelmeer, BLV (2002), p 216.
  • camera   Nikon D70 / Nikorr Micro 105mm/f2.8
  • contributor's ID #  Bot_113/2006_DSC0037
  • photo category: Plant - annual/perennial

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  • common names   Mastic Tree, Lentisc (photographer)
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