Overview

Comprehensive Description

Description

Deciduous tree; leaves 8-15 cm,
  imparipinnate,
  glabrous

 

(our varieties),
  the rhachis terete,
  not winged; leaflets 1-4 pairs,

 

2-6 x 1-2.5 cm,
  lanceolate,
  the base oblique,
  the apex acuminate; terminal leaflet petioliolate,
  slightly shorter than the laterals; male flowers: subsessile,
  in erect,
  much-branched loose panicles to 10 cm; stamens 4-5,
  filaments,
  rudimentary; pistil minute; female flowers: pedicellate,
  in loose spreading panicle to 15 cm; perianth c. 2.5 mm; ovary c. 2.5 mm; style very short,
  stigmas longer than the ovary; drupe 5-6 x 5 mm,
  depressed globose-ovoid,
  apiculate,
  glabrous…var microphylla: Leaflets 1-2( -3)-paired,
  never 4-paired,
  1.5-2.5 x 1-1.5 em.

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Distribution

Distribution in Egypt

Gebel Elba,
  Egypt,
  Desert east,
  Bishareen of Gebel Elba

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Localities documented in Tropicos sources

Pistacia khinjuk Stocks:
Pakistan (Asia)

Note: This information is based on publications available through Tropicos and may not represent the entire distribution. Tropicos does not categorize distributions as native or non-native.
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Distribution: Turkey, N. Iraq, N. Syria, Egypt, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
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Baluchistan, Afghanistan, Himalaya (Kashmir to Nepal), Burma.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Description

Tree or shrub up to 6 m tall. Young shoots puberulous. Leaves imparipinnate. Leaflets 3-7 in number, coriaceous, opposite to subopposite, subsessile, 45-76 x 26-55 mm, ovate to ovate-oblong, glabrous (young leaves puberulous), apiculate or subacuminate, base often oblique; terminal leaflet larger than the laterals; rachis ± terete, sparsely puberulous. Panicles extra-axillary, suberect, 14-16(-22) cm long. Drupe 4-6 mm long, suborbicular in outline, compressed, apiculate, epicarp nervose, but not prominently so.
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Elevation Range

750-1300 m
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Size

Height: 3-6 m

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Life History and Behavior

Cyclicity

Flower/Fruit

Fl. Per.: March-April.
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Life Expectancy

Perennail

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Notes

Comments

Found in dry rocky areas from 1524-2438 m.
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