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Pistacia integerrima

Pistacia integerrima
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Anacardiaceae
Genus: Pistacia
P. integerrima
Binomial name
Pistacia integerrima

Pistacia integerrima is a species of pistachio tree native to Asia, commonly called zebrawood.[1] It is often classified as Pistacia chinensis ssp. integerrima.[2] It is used for a variety of purposes in India, including timber, dye, and fodder.[3] The leaf galls are used in traditional herbalism for cough, asthma, fever, vomiting, and diarrhea.[3][4]

Long, horn-shaped leaf galls that often develop on this tree are harvested and used to make kakadshringi, an herbal medicine for diarrhea in northern India.[4]

This tree is also used as a rootstock in the cultivation of commercial pistachios.[5]

Names in other languages

Its common names in Hindi include kakar singhi, kakra, and kakring.


  1. ^ "Pistacia integerrima". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 21 November 2014.
  2. ^ "The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species". Retrieved 21 November 2014.
  3. ^ a b Pant, S. and S. S. Samant. (2010). Ethnobotanical observations in the Mornaula Reserve Forest of Kumoun, West Himalaya, India. Ethnobotanical Leaflets 14 193.
  4. ^ a b Upadhye, A. S. and A. A. Rajopadhye. (2010). Pharmacognostic and phytochemical evaluation of leaf galls of Kakadshringi used in Indian system of medicine. Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research 69 700.
  5. ^ Nikpeyma, Y., et al. Budding success of Pistacia integerrima on different Pistacia rootstocks. ISHS Acta Horticulturae 470: II International Symposium on Pistachios and Almonds.