- Schinus molle is a perennial tree that can grow from 30-40 ft. (9.1-12.2 m) tall.
- Leaves are pinnately compound, linear, 6-12 in. (15.2-30.5 cm) long with 2.5 in. (6.4 cm) long, sessile, lanceolate to linear, entire leaflets.
- Flowers are found on hanging panicles that can grow 11.8 in. (30 cm) long. Flowers are off white to yellow in color and less than 0.12 in. (3 mm) across.
- Fruits are round, 0.2-0.3 in. (5-8 mm) in diameter, and pink to reddish turning black when mature with a strong pepper scent when crushed.
- Ecological Threat
- Schinus molle can be found along slopes, washes, and in abandoned fields. It is native to South America in Argentina and Peru.
Virginia Tech Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation 
University of Arizona Pima County Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners 
University of California, Jepson Flora Project 
Flora of Pakistan, www.eFloras.org 
California Invasive Plant Council 
USDA NRCS PLANTS 
USDA ARS GRIN 
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