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habit in summer (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
habit during winter (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
branch with leaf stalks and buds (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
leaves during summer (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
once-compound leaf with an even number of leaflets (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
leaves during autumn (Photo: Jackie Miles)
close-up of reddish-coloured autumn leaflets (Photo: Jackie Miles)
clusters of male flowers (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
mature fruit (Photo: Jackie Miles)
Pistacia chinensis Bunge
Chinese pistache, Chinese pistachio, Chinese pistacia, green almond, mastic tree, pistachio, pistachio nut tree
Native to eastern Asia (i.e. China, Taiwan and the Philippines).
Naturalised in some parts of south-eastern Australia (i.e. in eastern New South Wales and the ACT). Also naturalised on Lord Howe Island.
Naturalised overseas in southern USA (i.e. California, Texas, Alabama and Georgia).
Chinese pistachio (Pistacia chinensis) is regarded as an environmental weed in New south Wales and the ACT, and is also a potential environmental weed or "sleeper weed" in other parts of southern Australia.
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