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Peppercorn Tree - introduced (*Schinus molle)

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Other names: Pepper Tree, *Schinus areira.

Family: Anacardiaceae.

Native of Peru.

Occurrence: Widespread. Sometimes in old house sites.


A widely planted species. It is tolerant of drought but may be affected by severe frosts. It has often been planted in old gold workings, where it is increasing in abundance.

Photos 1: A spreading Peppercorn Tree near Marne River, S.A.
2, 3: Flowers, leaves and fruit. Kennedy St, Castlemaine.
4: Fruit and leaves. Epsom.