Saturday, 19 October 2013

Pistacia lentiscus

Pistacia lentiscus Lentisc or Mastic tree

This evergreen shrub or tree is native to the whole of the Mediterranean countries, and can grow up to 4 metres tall. It is a Dioecious tree, having both male and female flowers. It has a strong smell of resin, which is collected in some countries, especially Greece. It offers protection and food when it berries in the autumn for many birds. It flowers from February to April.

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