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Schinus terebinthifolius

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(Brazilian Pepper Tree, Broad-leafed Pepper Tree)

FAMILY

Anacardiaceae

Species

Schinus terebinthifolius

Common name(s)

Brazilian or Broad-leafed Pepper Tree (CLASS 3)

Flower colour; life form

Flowers white. Spreading tree to about 6 m tall.

Distinguishing features

Leaves alternate, firm, with 7-9 leaflets, rachis slightly winged. Flowers in panicles, corolla white. Berries red. Bird dispersed. Resin may result in dermatitis etc. Pink peppercorns of commerce.

Schinus terebinthifolius