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Genus: Phytolacca

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Order: Caryophyllales > Family: Phytolaccaceae

About 25 species (tropical and subtropical regions), with three species native to southern Africa and two that are naturalised in the region.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Phytolacca americana

 

Phytolacca dodecandra

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Phytolacca heptandra

 

Species naturalised in southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Phytolacca dioica (Belhambra tree)

Native to South America, grown in gardens and sometimes occurs as an escape. It is a declared Category 3 invasive plant in South Africa.

 

Phytolacca octandra

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

 


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