All posts tagged: ethnobotany

Pin d'Alep

Aleppo Pine – pinus Halepensis Mill.

Pinaceae family This family belongs to the group of gymnosperms (with unprotected seeds). When there is a fire, cones shoot their seeds away. That’s why it is one of the first tree to grow back after a fire. This is also one of the reason why it has been planted to reforest. It has many […]

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Blue Grass Lily

Blue Grass Lily – Aphyllanthes monspeliensis L.

Aphyllanthes monspeliensis L, Asparagaceae family This plant from arid mediterranean areas blossoms at pentecost. Their corollas (composed of all the petals) look like a funnel. The flowers are edible but make sure to identify them properly. To resist against the drought, this plant doesn’t have any leaves ; it makes its photosynthesis with its blue-green […]

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Des pistaches vraiment petites

Terebinth – Pistacia terebenthus L.

It is a dioecious tree : male trees make flowers with only the stamens without any style. That’s why only the female shoots can produce pistachios. There are 9 different species of pistachios in the world. The Chinese pistachio can reach 26.24 feet. Pistachios that we eat come from another tree : « Pistacia vera ». Pistachios […]

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