Plants of USA and Canada

Phytolacca octandra L.



PLANT PROFILE  : (*)

Name: Phytolacca octandra L.
Nomencl. ref.: Sp. Pl., ed. 2. 1: 631. 1762 [Sep 1762]

Rank: species


Common names

US name U.S. name: red inkplant
en English name: tropical pokeweed
Spanish name: scorpion-tail

Grown habit: Forb/herb
Duration: Perennial
 

Synonyms:
= Phytolacca acinosa sensu Pope


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Phytolacca octandra
Phytolacca octandra
Dipartimento di Scienze della Vita, Università di Trieste - Progetto Dryades - Picture by Andrea Moro - Città di Monaco di Baviera, Botanischer Garten München-Nymphenburg ., Baviera, Germania, - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share-Alike 3.0 License

Phytolacca octandra
Phytolacca octandra
Flowers at Olinda, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Phytolacca octandra
Phytolacca octandra
Flowers at Kawehi Rd Kula, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Phytolacca octandra
Phytolacca octandra
Habit at Pohakuokala Gulch, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Phytolacca octandra
Phytolacca octandra
Fruit and flowers at Pohakuokala Gulch, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Phytolacca octandra
Phytolacca octandra
Immature fruit and leaves at Kawehi Rd Kula, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Phytolacca octandra
Phytolacca octandra
Dipartimento di Scienze della Vita, Università di Trieste - Progetto Dryades - Picture by Andrea Moro - Città di Monaco di Baviera, Botanischer Garten München-Nymphenburg ., Baviera, Germania, - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share-Alike 3.0 License

Phytolacca octandra
Phytolacca octandra
Dipartimento di Scienze della Vita, Università di Trieste - Progetto Dryades - Picture by Andrea Moro - Città di Monaco di Baviera, Botanischer Garten München-Nymphenburg ., Baviera, Germania, - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share-Alike 3.0 License

Phytolacca octandra
Phytolacca octandra
Habit at Pohakuokala Gulch, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Phytolacca octandra
Phytolacca octandra
Flowers at Olinda, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Phytolacca octandra
Phytolacca octandra
Flowers at Olinda, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Phytolacca octandra
Phytolacca octandra
Immature fruit and leaves at Kawehi Rd Kula, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Phytolacca octandra
Phytolacca octandra
Habit at Olinda, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Phytolacca octandra
Phytolacca octandra
Dipartimento di Scienze della Vita, Università di Trieste - Progetto Dryades - Picture by Andrea Moro - Città di Monaco di Baviera, Botanischer Garten München-Nymphenburg ., Baviera, Germania, - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share-Alike 3.0 License

Phytolacca octandra
Phytolacca octandra
Dipartimento di Scienze della Vita, Università di Trieste - Progetto Dryades - Picture by Andrea Moro - Città di Monaco di Baviera, Botanischer Garten München-Nymphenburg ., Baviera, Germania, - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share-Alike 3.0 License

Phytolacca octandra
Phytolacca octandra
Fruit at Olinda, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Phytolacca octandra
Phytolacca octandra
Flowering and fruiting habit at Olinda, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Phytolacca octandra
Phytolacca octandra
Flowers at Olinda, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Phytolacca octandra
Phytolacca octandra
Flowers at Olinda, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Phytolacca octandra
Phytolacca octandra
Habit at Pohakuokala Gulch, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Phytolacca octandra
Phytolacca octandra
Flowers at Olinda, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Phytolacca octandra
Phytolacca octandra
Fruit at Olinda, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Phytolacca octandra
Phytolacca octandra
Habit at Pohakuokala Gulch, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Phytolacca octandra
Phytolacca octandra
Flowers at Pohakuokala Gulch, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.


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(*) Source: USDA, NRCS. 2009. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 28 August 2009). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA
 

 




Distribution in USA and Canada

USA (AZ, HI, WI)

Distributional map for Phytolacca octandra L.
Map for Phytolacca octandra L.
USDA, NRCS. 2009. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 28 August 2009). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA


TAXONOMY

Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
Superdivision: Spermatophyta
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Caryophyllidae
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Phytolaccaceae


Genus: Phytolacca


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