Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Introduced

Evergreen trees or shrubs; usually dioecious, sometimes bisexual flowers also present. Leaves imparipinnate with a flattened rachis, and sessile leaflets, or rarely (not in Australia) simple. Inflorescence paniculate, terminal and/or axillary. Sepals and petals 4 or 5 each; male flowers with 8 or 10 stamens, alternating long and short, arising just outside the lobed nectary-disc, pistillode usually present; female flowers with 8 or 10 staminodes, ovary 1-locular, styles 3 or 4, united at base. Drupe with crusty membranous exocarp, separating from mesocarp; endocarp hard.

A South American genus of c. 30 species; 2 naturalised in Australia.

Source: Walsh, N.G. (1999). Anacardiaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Sapindales
family Anacardiaceae
Higher taxa
genus Schinus
Subordinate taxa