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

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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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 Zimbabwe: 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: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Phytolacca.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=547, retrieved 13 April 2024

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