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Pistacia lentiscus
(mastic tree)

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Pistacia lentiscus (mastic tree)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 19 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Pistacia lentiscus
  • Preferred Common Name
  • mastic tree
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Dicotyledonae
  • Uses List
  • Food additive
  • Fruits
  • Gum/mucilage
  • Gum/resin
  • Masticatory

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Pistacia lentiscus (mastic tree); habit. Colònia de Sant Pere, Majorca, Spain. October 2015.
TitleHabit
CaptionPistacia lentiscus (mastic tree); habit. Colònia de Sant Pere, Majorca, Spain. October 2015.
Copyright©H. Zell/via wikipedia - CC BY 3.0
Pistacia lentiscus (mastic tree); habit. Colònia de Sant Pere, Majorca, Spain. October 2015.
HabitPistacia lentiscus (mastic tree); habit. Colònia de Sant Pere, Majorca, Spain. October 2015.©H. Zell/via wikipedia - CC BY 3.0
Pistacia lentiscus (mastic tree); a lone mastic tree in an agricultural field. Çiçekli, Sarıçam, Adana, Turkey. March 2016.
TitleHabit
CaptionPistacia lentiscus (mastic tree); a lone mastic tree in an agricultural field. Çiçekli, Sarıçam, Adana, Turkey. March 2016.
Copyright©Zeynel Cebeci/via wikipedia - CC BY-SA 4.0
Pistacia lentiscus (mastic tree); a lone mastic tree in an agricultural field. Çiçekli, Sarıçam, Adana, Turkey. March 2016.
HabitPistacia lentiscus (mastic tree); a lone mastic tree in an agricultural field. Çiçekli, Sarıçam, Adana, Turkey. March 2016.©Zeynel Cebeci/via wikipedia - CC BY-SA 4.0
Pistacia lentiscus (mastic tree); bark, showing resin flowing. June 2010.
TitleResin
CaptionPistacia lentiscus (mastic tree); bark, showing resin flowing. June 2010.
Copyright©Ailinaleixo/via wikipedia - CC BY
Pistacia lentiscus (mastic tree); bark, showing resin flowing. June 2010.
ResinPistacia lentiscus (mastic tree); bark, showing resin flowing. June 2010.©Ailinaleixo/via wikipedia - CC BY
Pistacia lentiscus, mastic tree); flowers and foliage. Alcobaça, Portugal. April 2004.
TitleFlowers and foliage
CaptionPistacia lentiscus, mastic tree); flowers and foliage. Alcobaça, Portugal. April 2004.
Copyright©Júlio Reis (Tintazul)/via wikipedia - CC BY-SA 2.5
Pistacia lentiscus, mastic tree); flowers and foliage. Alcobaça, Portugal. April 2004.
Flowers and foliagePistacia lentiscus, mastic tree); flowers and foliage. Alcobaça, Portugal. April 2004.©Júlio Reis (Tintazul)/via wikipedia - CC BY-SA 2.5
Pistacia lentiscus (mastic tree); fruits and foliage. Sardinia, Italy. August 2006.
TitleHabit
CaptionPistacia lentiscus (mastic tree); fruits and foliage. Sardinia, Italy. August 2006.
Copyright©Giancarlo Dessì/via wikipedia - CC BY-SA 3. 0
Pistacia lentiscus (mastic tree); fruits and foliage. Sardinia, Italy. August 2006.
HabitPistacia lentiscus (mastic tree); fruits and foliage. Sardinia, Italy. August 2006.©Giancarlo Dessì/via wikipedia - CC BY-SA 3. 0
Pistacia lentiscus (mastic tree); fruits and foliage. Sardinia, Italy. August 2006.
TitleFruits and foliage
CaptionPistacia lentiscus (mastic tree); fruits and foliage. Sardinia, Italy. August 2006.
Copyright©Giancarlo Dessì/via wikipedia - CC BY-SA 3. 0
Pistacia lentiscus (mastic tree); fruits and foliage. Sardinia, Italy. August 2006.
Fruits and foliagePistacia lentiscus (mastic tree); fruits and foliage. Sardinia, Italy. August 2006.©Giancarlo Dessì/via wikipedia - CC BY-SA 3. 0
Pistacia lentiscus (mastic tree); harvested mastic resin.
TitleResin
CaptionPistacia lentiscus (mastic tree); harvested mastic resin.
Copyright©×¤××¨×•×§/via wikipedia - CC BY-SA 3.0
Pistacia lentiscus (mastic tree); harvested mastic resin.
ResinPistacia lentiscus (mastic tree); harvested mastic resin.©×¤××¨×•×§/via wikipedia - CC BY-SA 3.0

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Pistacia lentiscus L.

Preferred Common Name

  • mastic tree

International Common Names

  • English: Mastic tree
  • Spanish: Lentisco
  • French: Arbre au mastic; Lentisque
  • Portuguese: aroeira

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Mastix- Pistazienstrauch; Mastixstrauch
  • Italy: Lentischio; Lentisco
  • Netherlands: Mastikboom

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Dicotyledonae
  •                     Order: Sapindales
  •                         Family: Anacardiaceae
  •                             Genus: Pistacia
  •                                 Species: Pistacia lentiscus

Plant Type

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Tree
Vegetatively propagated

Uses List

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Drugs, stimulants, social uses

  • Masticatory

Human food and beverage

  • Food additive
  • Fruits
  • Gum/mucilage

Materials

  • Gum/resin

Medicinal, pharmaceutical

  • Traditional/folklore