Pistacia integerrima

Pistacia integerrima
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Anacardiaceae
Genus: Pistacia
Species: P. integerrima
Binomial name
Pistacia integerrima
J.L.Stewart ex Brandis

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] It is used widely as an herbal remedy for many ailments, including 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. "USDA GRIN Taxonomy". Retrieved 21 November 2014.
  2. "The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species". Retrieved 21 November 2014.
  3. 1 2 Pant, S. and S. S. Samant. (2010). Ethnobotanical observations in the Mornaula Reserve Forest of Kumoun, West Himalaya, India. Ethnobotanical Leaflets 14 193.
  4. 1 2 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.

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