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Schinus

Schinus terebinthifolius
Scientific classification or biological classification refers to how biologists group and categorize extinct and living species of organisms. Modern classification has its roots in the system of Carolus Linnaeus, who grouped species according to shared physical characteristics. These groupings have been revised since Linnaeus to improve consistency with the Darwinian... Scientific classification
Kingdom: Divisions Green algae land plants (embryophytes) non-vascular embryophytes Hepatophyta - liverworts Anthocerophyta - hornworts Bryophyta - mosses vascular plants (tracheophytes) seedless vascular plants Lycopodiophyta - clubmosses Equisetophyta - horsetails Pteridophyta - true ferns Psilotophyta - whisk ferns Ophioglossophyta - adderstongue ferns seed plants (spermatophytes) †Pteridospermatophyta - seed ferns Pinophyta - conifers Cycadophyta - cycads Ginkgophyta - ginkgo Gnetophyta - gnetae Magnoliophyta... Plantae
Division: Classes Magnoliopsida - Dicots Liliopsida - Monocots The flowering plants (also angiosperms or Magnoliophyta) are one of the major groups of modern plants, comprising those that produce seeds in specialized reproductive organs called flowers, where the ovulary or carpel is enclosed. The other seed plants are called gymnosperms; here the ovule is... Magnoliophyta
Class: Orders see text Dicotyledons or dicots are flowering plants whose seed contains two embryonic leaves or cotyledons. Flowering plants or angiosperms that are not dicotyledonous are monocotyledonous: having one embryonic leaf. See How to distinguish a monocot from a dicot for other characteristics that separate these two large groups of... Magnoliopsida
Order: Families See text The Sapindales is an order of flowering plants included among the rosid subgroup of dicotyledons. Inclusion of the following families is now typical of newer taxonomic schemes: Family Sapindaceae (soapberry family) Family Nitrariaceae Family Rutaceae (citrus family) Family Meliaceae (mahogany family) Family Simaroubaceae Family Anacardiaceae (cashew family... Sapindales
Family: Genera Actinocheita Anacardium (cashew) Androtium Antrocaryon Apterokarpos Astronium Baronia Bonetiella Bouea Buchanania Campnosperma Cardenasiodendron Choerospondias Comocladia Cotinus Cyrtocarpa Dracontomelon Drimycarpus Ebandoua Euleria Euroschinus Faguetia Fegimanra Gluta Haematostaphis Haplorhus Harpephyllum Heeria Holigarna Koordersiodendron Lannea Laurophyllus Lithrea Loxopterigium Loxostylis Mangifera (mango) Mauria Melanochyla Metopium Micronychia Montagueia Mosquitoxylum Nothopegia Ochoterenaea Operculicarya Ozoroa Pachycormus... Anacardiaceae
Genus: Schinus
Species

Many, including:
Schinus angustifolius
Schinus antiarthriticus
Schinus areira
Schinus bituminosis
Schinus huigan
Schinus occidentalis
Schinus mellisii
Schinus molle
Schinus terebinthefolius

Schinus is a genus of Trees has more than one meaning: a tree, a woody plant Trees, a poem by Joyce Kilmer This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. If an article link referred you here, you might want to go back... trees in the Family Genera Actinocheita Anacardium (cashew) Androtium Antrocaryon Apterokarpos Astronium Baronia Bonetiella Bouea Buchanania Campnosperma Cardenasiodendron Choerospondias Comocladia Cotinus Cyrtocarpa Dracontomelon Drimycarpus Ebandoua Euleria Euroschinus Faguetia Fegimanra Gluta Haematostaphis Haplorhus Harpephyllum Heeria Holigarna Koordersiodendron Lannea Laurophyllus Lithrea Loxopterigium Loxostylis Mangifera (mango) Mauria Melanochyla Metopium Micronychia Montagueia Mosquitoxylum Nothopegia Ochoterenaea Operculicarya Ozoroa Pachycormus... Anacardiaceae comprising the pepper trees, most notably Schinus molle, the Peruvian pepper tree and S. terebinthefolius, the Brazilian pepper tree or Christmas berry. The latter is a serious Purple flowers of the highly invasive Pattersons Curse infest the Warrumbungle National Park in New South Wales, Australia. A species is regarded as invasive if it has been introduced by human action to a location, area, or region where it did not previously occur naturally (i.e., is not... invasive species in at least State nickname: Everglade State, Sunshine State Other U.S. States Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Governor Jeb Bush Official languages English Area 170,451 km² (22nd)  - Land 137,374 km²  - Water 30,486 km² (17.9%) Population (2000)  - Population 15,982,378 (4th)  - Density... Florida and State nickname: The Aloha State Other U.S. States Capital Honolulu Largest city Honolulu Governor Linda Lingle Official languages Hawaiian and English Area 28,337 km² (43rd)  - Land 16,649 km²  - Water 11,672 km² (41.2%) Population ( 2000)  - Population 1,211... Hawaii, and the former locally so in southern For other uses, see California (disambiguation). State nickname: The Golden State Other U.S. States Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Official languages English Area 410,000 km² (3rd)  - Land 404,298 km²  - Water 20,047 km² (4.7%) Population (2000)  - Population... California and parts of the The Mediterranean Sea is an intercontinental sea positioned between Europe to the north, Africa to the south and Asia to the east, covering an approximate area of 2.5 million km². Name The term Mediterranean derives from the Latin mediterraneus, inland (medius, middle + terra, land, earth). The Mediterranean Sea... Mediterranean region.


External links

  • USDA PLANTS National Database (http://plants.usda.gov/cgi_bin/topics.cgi?earl=plant_profile.cgi&symbol=SCMO)
  • Tropical Plant Database (http://www.rain-tree.com/peppertree.htm) - Herbal site

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Brizilian Pepper Plant (12443 words)
The name Schinus is derived from the word 'schinus', the Latin name for the Mastic tree (Pistacia lentiscus L.), also of the same family, which this genus resembles in its resinous juice (Correll and Correll 1982).
Schinus terebinthifolius was first reported growing in a farmed area of the Park known a Hole-in-the-Donut in 1959 (Alexander and Crook, 1974) but probably became established there in the 1940's (Olmstedand Johnson, 1983).
Allelopathy of wax myrtle (Myrica cerifera) on Schinus terebinthifolius.
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