pepper tree

pepper tree
any of several chiefly South American, evergreen trees belonging to the genus Schinus, of the cashew family, cultivated in subtropical regions as an ornamental.

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      (Schinus molle), small ornamental tree, of the cashew family (Anacardiaceae), native to tropical America and cultivated in warm subtropical regions. The long leaves have storage cells that contain a volatile oil. The small white flowers are borne in clusters at the ends of the branches. Each small, pealike fruit has a hard kernel surrounding one seed. The fruits are used in beverages and medicines because of their hot taste and aroma. Pepper tree is a host plant for scale insects that damage orange trees.

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