Phytolacca icosandra

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Phytolacca icosandra
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Phytolaccaceae
Genus: Phytolacca
Species: P. icosandra
Binomial name
Phytolacca icosandra

Phytolacca icosandra, sometimes known as button pokeweed[1] or tropical pokeweed,[2] is a species of flowering plant found in the neotropics and introduced into the warmer areas of the western USA.

It reaches up to 3 m in height, with leaves of 10-20 cm by 9-14 cm. The flowers are produced in racemes 10-15 cm long, each flower 5-10 mm diameter, with 8-20 stamens (icosandra means "twenty stamens"). The fruit is a black berry, 5-8 mm diameter.


  1. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-02-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 
  2. ^ "Phytolacca icosandra". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 31 January 2016. 

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