Phytolacca dioica L.

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Phytolacca dioica

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Common names: Belhambra (English) Bella ombre (English) OmbĂș (English)
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Description:
Dioecious tree to 20 m or more. Leaves alternate, simple; petiole long, slender; lamina elliptic to ovate with an acute apex; midvein prominent. Inflorescences racemose, suberect, becoming pendulous. Male flowers: stamens 20-30. Female flowers: staminodes c. 10; ovary consisting of 7-10 carpels. Fruit a berry.
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Derivation of specific name: dioica: with male and female flowers on separate plants; dioecious
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Worldwide distribution: South America
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Literature:

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 92.

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Phytolacca dioica
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Phytolacca dioica

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Phytolacca dioica
African Plant Database: Phytolacca dioica
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Phytolacca dioica
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Phytolacca dioica
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Phytolacca dioica
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Phytolacca dioica
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Phytolacca dioica
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Phytolacca dioica
iNaturalist: Phytolacca dioica
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Phytolacca dioica
JSTOR Plant Science: Phytolacca dioica
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Phytolacca dioica
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Phytolacca dioica
Plants of the World Online: Phytolacca dioica
Tropicos: Phytolacca dioica
Wikipedia: Phytolacca dioica


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Phytolacca dioica.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=122710, retrieved 29 May 2022

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