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Phytolacca polyandra

Description from Flora of China

Phytolacca clavigera W. W. Smith.

Herbs (0.5-)1-1.5 m tall. Petiole 1-2 cm; leaf blade elliptic-lanceolate or elliptic, 9-27 × 5-10.5 cm, glabrous, base cuneate, attenuate, apex acute or acuminate, with glandular sharp point. Racemes erect, terete, 5-32 × 1.8-4.5 cm; peduncle 1.5-6 cm. Pedicel 1-1.8 cm. Tepals 5, pink, oblong, 4-6 × ca. 2.5 mm. Stamens 12-16, bicyclic; filaments broadened at base; anthers white. Carpels (6-)8(or 9), connate. Styles erect or apex slightly curved, ca. 2.5 × as long as ovary. Berry ca. 7 mm in diam., becoming membranous, appressed to seeds. Fl. May-Aug, fr. Jun-Sep.

* Hillsides, forest understories, gullies, riversides, roadsides; 1100-3000 m. Gansu, Guangxi, Guizhou, Sichuan, Yunnan.


 

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