2380.000 Phytolacca L.

Description of the genus

Trees, shrubs or herbs. Inflorescences terminal or leaf-opposed racemes (in ours). Flowers bisexual or unisexual. Sepals free, subequal, sometimes reflexed. Fruit of 4-many free or connate carpels, fleshy, ± spherical.

Derivation of name: phyton - plant, lakha - red dye (Persian); referring to the dye produced by the fruits.

Worldwide: 25 species, in tropical and warm areas

Zimbabwe: 3 taxa.

Phytolacca dodecandra

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
dioica L.CDescription, Image
dodecandra L'Hér.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
octandra L.C,EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Phytolacca:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Phytolacca
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Phytolacca
Flora of Malawi: Phytolacca
Flora of Mozambique: Phytolacca
Flora of Zambia: Phytolacca
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Phytolacca

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Phytolacca
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Phytolacca
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Phytolacca
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Phytolacca
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Phytolacca
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Phytolacca
JSTOR Plant Science: Phytolacca
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Phytolacca
Plants of the World Online: Phytolacca
Tropicos: Phytolacca
Wikipedia: Phytolacca

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Phytolacca.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=547, retrieved 23 June 2024

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