Schinus terebinthifolia Raddi
  • Mem. Mat. Fis. Soc. Ital. Sci. Modena, Pt. Mem. Fis.
  • aroeira-de-remédio

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Schinus terebinthifolia Raddi. Published on the Internet; Accessed on: 01 Nov 2020'

General Information

Shrub or tree to 7 m high, the branches glabrous or pubescent on young portions. Leaves imparipinnate, with 1-6 pairs of opposite leaflets, the rachis 3-14 cm long and often winged, the leaflets sessile or with petiolules to 1 mm long; lamina of leaflets obovate or elliptic to oblong or oblong-lanceolate, apically acute to rounded or rarely emarginate, occasionally mucronulate at the apex, basally cuneate, 1.5-7.5 cm long, 0.7-3.2 cm broad, having a length/width ratio of 1.3/1 to 3/1, entire or serrate, glabrous to conspicuously pilose, darker and often lustrous above, thickly membranous or subcoriaceous, the secondaries apparent, the reticula- tion obscure or subobscure. Inftorescences paniculate to subracemose, axillary, 1-11.5 cm long, conspicuously hirsute to glabrate. Flowers male or female (a pistillode present in male flowers, staminodes present in female flowers), the pedicels 0.5-3 mm long; calyx-segments 5, deltoid, ca 0.75 mm long, often ciliate marginally; petals 5, ascending, oblong to ovate, apically rounded or subtruncate, white, 1.2-2.5 mm long, often curled outward at the tip; stamens 10, the anthers ovate and 0.5-0.8 mm long in male flowers, the filaments compressed-subulate; disc 10-crenulate; ovary subglobose, ca 1 mm long, the ovule subapical, the style apparently single (the 3 styles confluent), 0.2-0.3 mm long, the stigmas 3, flattended, capitate. Drupes red, 4-6.5 mm long and broad.

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    Shrub or tree

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    A native of Brazil (and probably Paraguay), S. terebinthifolius is cultivated in Central America (possibly naturalized in the Canal Zone), Florida, California and in various parts of the Old World.

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    Distribution Map

    • Native distribution
    Found in
    • Southern America Brazil Alagoas
    • Bahia
    • Ceará
    • Paraába
    • Pernambuco
    • Rio Grande do Norte
    • Sergipe
    • Paraní
    • Rio Grande do Sul
    • Santa Catarina
    • Espirito Santo
    • Minas Gerais
    • Rio de Janeiro
    • São Paulo
    • Mato Grosso do Sul

    Other Local Names



     Information From

    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
    • A CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    MBG Floras Images
    Flora images. Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed on Jun. 2018.
    • B Missouri Botanical Garden
    Brazilian Flora 2020 project - Projeto Flora do Brasil 2020
    Brazil Flora G (2014): Brazilian Flora 2020 project - Projeto Flora do Brasil 2020. v393.147. Instituto de Pesquisas Jardim Botanico do Rio de Janeiro. Dataset/Checklist. doi:10.15468/1mtkaw
    • C Group Brazil Flora, REFLORA Program
    Flora de Panama
    Robert E. Woodson, Jr. and Robert W. Schery Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden Vol. 67, No. 4 (1980), pp. ii-xxxiii
    • D Missouri Botanical Garden
    World Flora Online consortium
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • E CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    Global Tree Search
    BGCI. 2018. GlobalTreeSearch online database. Botanic Gardens Conservation International. Richmond, U.K. Available at Accessed on 30/11/2018.
    • F Botanic Gardens Conservation International