Phytolacca octandra L.

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Phytolacca octandra

Photo: Bart Wursten
Leopard Rock Game Reserve, Vumba

Phytolacca octandra

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Phytolacca octandra

Photo: Bart Wursten
Leopard Rock Game Reserve, Vumba

Phytolacca octandra

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Chinaka, Juliasdale

Phytolacca octandra

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Chinaka, Juliasdale

Phytolacca octandra

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Chinaka, Juliasdale

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Synonyms:
Common names: Inkberry (English)
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Probably introduced
Description:
A bushy perennial, up to 1 m.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: octandra: with 8 stamens
Habitat: In disturbed places and as a weed of cultivation. Occasionally along the margins of forest.
Altitude range: (metres) 1550 - 2100 m
Flowering time:Oct - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Native to South America but now naturalized throughout the tropical regions of the world.
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E
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Content last updated: Saturday 22 February 2014
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Phytolacca octandra
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West African Plants database: Phytolacca octandra


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Phytolacca octandra.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=122700, retrieved 1 September 2014

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