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Chinese pistache Photo courtesy of USDA Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service.

Chinese pistache (Pistacia chinensis)


Plant Family: Sumac (Anacardiaceae)
Project BudBurst Plant Group: Deciduous Trees and Shrubs

Identification Hints: The Chinese pistache is a tree from the Cashew family that can grow to about 65 feet tall. It hasbeautiful fall color, which makes it a popular landscape tree, especially in southern states. It is tolerant of harsh landscapes and so is popular as a street tree and for parking lot plantings. The fruit of the Chinese pistache is a smallred drupe that turns blue when it is ripe.

Did you Know? Chinese pistache trees are "dioecious", meaning that the male and female flowers occur on separate trees. As the name suggests, the Chinese pistache originated in China and is now cultivated and planted in many countries, including the U.S. Chinese pistache trees were some of trees chosen for planting at the Oklahoma City National Memorial site.


Live Map for Chinese pistache

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Below you can view all observations that have been reported in for Chinese pistache (If the map below is empty then there have not been any observations reported.)

Use the navigation buttons on the left to zoom in/out and pan around. Click on each place marker to get detail information about that observation.

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The table below displays all the data that has been submitted to Project BudBurst. By default, the data is sorted by the date on which the phenophase occurred. Clicking the up and down arrows next to each column name allows you to sort on any value. If there have been more than 10 observations submitted, you can choose how many to display at a time using the "Show __ entries" control. You can also page through the data using the previous and next buttons at the bottom right of the table.

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Observational data for Chinese pistache:

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Date Contributor Common Name Species Phenophase Latitude Longitude Obs#
Wed Mar 13 00:00:00 GMT 2013 cynthia king Chinese pistache Pistacia chinensis Bud Burst 37.091100000000000 -121.663000000000000 18132
Tue Apr 16 00:00:00 GMT 2013 cynthia king Chinese pistache Pistacia chinensis All Leaves Unfolded 37.091100000000000 -121.663000000000000 19684
Sat Nov 09 00:00:00 GMT 2013 cynthia king Chinese pistache Pistacia chinensis 50% Leaf Fall 37.091100000000000 -121.663000000000000 23071
Sun May 07 00:00:00 GMT 2017 vincent Chinese pistache Pistacia chinensis Leaves Unfolding (None) 37.428750000000000 -122.134460000000000 81872
Sun May 07 00:00:00 GMT 2017 vincent Chinese pistache Pistacia chinensis Leaves Changing Color (None) 37.428750000000000 -122.134460000000000 81873
Sun May 07 00:00:00 GMT 2017 vincent Chinese pistache Pistacia chinensis Leaves Dropping (None) 37.428750000000000 -122.134460000000000 81874
Sun May 07 00:00:00 GMT 2017 vincent Chinese pistache Pistacia chinensis Flowers (Early) 37.428750000000000 -122.134460000000000 81875
Sun May 07 00:00:00 GMT 2017 vincent Chinese pistache Pistacia chinensis Fruit (None) 37.428750000000000 -122.134460000000000 81876

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