The blog of a systematic botanist of German origin, now working in Australia. It covers botany, phylogenetics, cladistics, science in general, freethought, and occasionally sillier issues.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Botany picture #140: Pistacia lentiscus
Pistacia lentiscus (Anacardiaceae), France, 2008. This is not the pistacio plant but one of its congeners. When I photographed it on a holiday trip to southern France I was unaware that the species is apparently harvested for a strongly aromatic resin, especially in Greece and Turkey. Read details at Wikipedia if interested.