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*Pistacia chinensis Bunge. Chinese Pistachio. Phen: Mar-Apr. Hab: Planted horticulturally, but now naturalizing freely in suburban areas. Dist: Native of China, the Philippines, and Taiwan. Krings (2011) documents its occurrence in the Piedmont of NC (Wake County). Serviss & Serviss (2020) reported its naturalization in Arkadelphia, AR (Clark County). Reported for Marengo and Montgomery counties, AL (Diamond & Keener 2021).

ID notes: The fall color is yellowish-orange to bright red.

Origin/Endemic status: E. and se. Asia

Other Comments: This species is a major new invasive species in the Southeast.

Synonymy: = K1, Ok; = n/a – C, F, Fl4, G, RAB, S, Tat, WH3; > Pistacia chinensis Bunge ssp. subintegerrima (Stewart) Rech.f. – K3, K4

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image of plant© Aidan Campos source | Original Image ⭷
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