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Phytolacca japonica

Description from Flora of China

Phytolacca hunanensis Handel-Mazzetti; P. zhejiangensis W. T. Fan.

Herbs perennial, ca. 1 m tall. Leaf blade oblong to ovate-oblong, 15-32 × 5-10 cm, base cuneate, apex acuminate or acute. Racemes erect. Tepals reddish. Stamens ca. 10. Carpels 6-10, connate. Infructescence 4.5-11 × 2-3.5 cm. Berry oblate, ca. 8 mm in diam. Seeds reniform-orbicular, ca. 3 mm in diam., with slender concentric striations. Fl. and fr. Jun-Aug. 2n = 72.

Valleys, forest understories, riversides; 300-1100 m. Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Hunan, Jiangxi, Shandong, Taiwan, Zhejiang [Japan].


 

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