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southern pokeweed

Habit Plants to 2 m.

petiole 0.5–3(–4) cm;

blade broadly lanceolate to elliptic, to 18 × 7 cm, base obtuse to attenuate, apex acute to acuminate.


dense, proximalmost pedicels sometimes bearing 2–few flowers, to 20 cm;

peduncle to 5(–8) cm;

pedicel 2–4 mm.


sepals 5, white to red, oblong to ovate, subequal, 2–3 × 1.2–2 mm;

stamens 7–12, in 1 whorl (rarely, partial 2d whorl present);

carpels 7–10, fully connate or sometimes connate only in proximal 1/2;

ovary 7–10-loculed.


green-brown becoming dark brown, 5–8 mm diam.


black, thickly lenticular, 2.5–3.3 mm, shiny.


= 36.

Phytolacca bogotensis

Phenology Flowering; fruiting summer–fall.
Habitat Chrome ore piles
Elevation 10 m (0 ft)
from FNA
MD; South America [Introduced in North America]
[BONAP county map]
Source FNA vol. 4, p. 8.
Parent taxa Phytolaccaceae > Phytolacca
Sibling taxa
P. acinosa, P. americana, P. heterotepala, P. icosandra, P. octandra
Name authority Kunth: in A. von Humboldt et al., Nov. Gen. Sp. 2: 183. (1817)
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