Callicarpa dichotoma

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Callicarpa dichotoma
Purple Beautyberry Callicarpa dichotoma 'Early Amethyst' Berries Closeup 2875px.jpg
Purple Beautyberry fruits
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Callicarpa
Species: C. dichotoma
Binomial name
Callicarpa dichotoma
(Lour.) K.Koch

Callicarpa dichotoma (common names, Purple Beautyberry or Early Amethyst) is species of beautyberry. They are cultivated as garden trees. The flowers are pink to white. The berries which are small drupes are purple. The fruits grow closely together in large clusters. The fruit provides food for wild life. The berries are bitter and are unfit for culinary use. This species can be found in China, Vietnam, Korea and Japan.

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