The Cashew family – Anacardiaceae – comprises about 600 species of plants which live in temperate and subtropical countries.
They are mainly trees and bushes, which contain in their stems big quantities of latex and tanines, very frequently used in resin and tanning industries. (Mastic in mastic- tree, for example).
|Leaves (1): simple o composite.|
|Stems (2): Ligneous.|
In racemes. Very little.
|Calyx: 5 sepals.|
|Corolla: 5 petals.|
|Ovary: superior with 5 carpels.|
Generally a drupe.(4)
The most important ones are the following:
28 November, 2020