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Common name

English: Mastic Tree

German: Mastixstrauch

Portuguese: Alfostigueiro


Kingdom: Plantae (2625)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2528)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2137)

      Order: Sapindales (68)

        Family: Anacardiaceae (19)(family description)

          Genus: Pistacia (2)

            Epithet: lentiscus L. (1)

lentiscus => from lat. lentus = tough, resistant, tenacious in reference to the gum of Pistacia lentiscus


Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: shrub

Flower colour: green, white

External links

Check for Pistacia lentiscus at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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