Life History and Behavior
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage: Phytolacca icosandra
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 18
Species With Barcodes: 1
Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems
Root and Fruit: Juice is purgative.
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.
The herbal cure hongosan is derived from this plant.
French Guiana: epinard de Cayenne.
Plant introduced from India to French Guiana.
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