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Brazilian pepper tree

Schinus terebinthifolius


Much-branched, evergreen tree; also known as christmasberry. Pinnate leaves comprise up to 13 pairs of narrow leaflets that smell of pepper when crushed. Flowers are white, tiny and borne in clusters. Fruits are bright red.


Native of S America, but grows as a weed in Iberia. Widespread.

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Algarve, Portugal

Spotted on Apr 6, 2012
Submitted on Apr 8, 2012

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