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.

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