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Taxon: Phytolacca icosandra L.

 
Genus: Phytolacca
Family: Phytolaccaceae
Nomen number: 28261
Place of publication: Syst. nat. ed. 10, 2:1040. 1759
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 01-May-2002 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 12-Sep-2005
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 1 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

  • button pokeweed  (Source: BSBI) - English
  • red inkplant  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • tropical pokeweed  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • almorsaca  (Source: F Guat) - Spanish
  • jaboncillo  (Source: F Guat) - Spanish
  • mazorquilla  (Source: F Guat) - Spanish
  • scorpion-tail  (Source: F Guat) - Spanish

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore (fide F Guat; Herbs Commerce ed2, as P. octandra; Pl Res SEAs 12(1):396. 1999, as P. octandra)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (as Phytolacca octandra)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • NORTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Durango, Sinaloa, Sonora]
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Campeche, Chiapas, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Jalisco, Mexico, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Puebla, Quintana Roo, Veracruz, Yucatan]

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Bahamas, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago [Trinidad]
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Venezuela
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru


    Naturalized (natzd. elsewhere)

References:

  1. Adams, C. Flowering plants of Jamaica. 1972 (F Jam)
  2. Botanical Society of the British Isles BSBI taxon database (on-line resource). (BSBI)
  3. Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45. 1993 (L Peru)
  4. Burger, W. C., ed. Flora costaricensis. (F CostaR)
  5. Correll, D. S. & H. B. Correll Flora of the Bahama archipelago. (F Bahamas)
  6. FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  7. Gómez-Pompa, A. & V. Sosa, eds. Flora de Veracruz. (F Veracruz)
  8. Harling, G. & B. Sparre, eds. Flora of Ecuador. (F Ecuador)
  9. León (J. S. Sauget) & Alain (E. E. Liogier) Flora de Cuba. 1946-1962; suppl. (F CubaLeon)
  10. Liogier, A. H. Flora of Hispaniola: Part 1; La Flora de la Española. Part II-. (F Hispan)
  11. Liogier, H. A. Descriptive flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands. (F PuertoR)
  12. Missouri Botanical Garden W³Tropicos (on-line resource). (TROPICOS)
  13. Padua, L. S. de et al., eds. 1999. Medicinal and poisonous plants 1 (Pl Res SEAs) 12(1):396.
  14. Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark Flora of Guatemala. (F Guat)
  15. Stevens, W. D. et al., eds. Flora de Nicaragua. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 85(1-3). (F Nicaragua)
  16. Vibrans, H., ed. Malezas de México (on-line resource). (Malezas Mex)
  17. Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. Flora of Panama. (F Panama)

Check other web resources for Phytolacca icosandra L. :

  • Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=28261. Accessed 12 November 2018.