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Taxon: Phytolacca americana L.

Genus: Phytolacca
Family: Phytolaccaceae.
Nomen number: 28252
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:441. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 12-Mar-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 12-Mar-2004
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9).
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.


Common names:

  • pigeonberry   (Source: Econ Pl Aust ) – English
  • poke   (Source: Herbs Commerce ed2 ) – English
  • pokeberry   (Source: F NAmer ) – English
  • pokeroot   (Source: CRC MedHerbs ed2 ) – English
  • pokeweed   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English
  • Virginia poke   (Source: Websters Dict ) – English
  • chui xu shang lu   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • raisin d'Amérique   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • teinturière   (Source: C. Feuillet, p.c.) – French
  • Kermesbeere   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • fitolaca   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • hierba carmín   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • amerikanskt kermesbär   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

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Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
      Cultivated:
  • also cultivated

References:

  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson. 2009. Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin).
  • Cannon, J. & M. Cannon. 1994. Dye plants and dyeing. The Herbert Press & The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Cooper, M. R. & A. W. Johnson. 1998. Poisonous plants and fungi in Britain: animal and human poisoning. [poisonous].
  • Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs.
  • Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage.
  • FNA Editorial Committee. 1993–. Flora of North America.
  • Facciola, S. 1990. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants.
  • Feuillet, C. 1998. pers. comm. [re. French common names].
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource).
  • Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada, ed. 2.
  • Kartesz, J. T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. [with two varieties].
  • Kingsbury, J. M. 1964. Poisonous plants of the United States and Canada. [poisonous].
  • Lampe, K. F. & M. A. McCann. 1985. AMA handbook of poisonous and injurious plants. [poisonous].
  • Lazarides, M. & B. Hince. 1993. CSIRO Handbook of Economic Plants of Australia.
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2.
  • McGregor, R. L. et al. (The Great Plains Flora Association). 1986. Flora of the Great Plains.
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2.
  • Munro, D. B. Canadian poisonous plants information system (on-line resource).
  • Padua, L. S. de et al., eds. 1999. Medicinal and poisonous plants 1. 12(1):396 In: Faridah Hanum, I. & L. J. G. van der Maesen, eds., Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA). 12(1):396.
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants.
  • Scoggan, H. J. 1978–1979. The flora of Canada, 4 vol.
  • Seymour, F. 1969. The flora of New England.
  • Wetter, M. A. et al. WISFLORA: Wisconsin vascular plant species (on-line resource).
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition).
  • Webster's third new international dictionary.
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Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Phytolacca americana L.:


Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
More:
  • Check PlantSystematics.org for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
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URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?28252 (24 April 2014)

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