Characteristics of cashew family ( Anacardiaceae)

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Cashew family

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).

We also have very well known edible plants, such as mangoes (Mangifera indica) or pistachios. (Pistacia vera).

CASHEW

Rhus glabra

Leaves (1): simple o composite.
Stems (2): Ligneous.
Flowers: (3)

In racemes. Very little.

Calyx: 5 sepals.
Corolla: 5 petals.
Stamens: 5-10.
Ovary: superior with 5 carpels.
Style: 1-3
Fruit:

Generally a drupe.(4)

CASHEW

Mangifera indica

CASHEW

Pistacia vera

Genera

The most important ones are the following:

COTINUS

PISTACIA
RHUS

SCHINUS

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28 November, 2020

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