Phytolacca bogotensis


in A. von Humboldt et al., Nov. Gen. Sp. 2: 183. 1817.

Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 8. Mentioned on page 6.

Plants to 2 m. Leaves: petiole 0.5–3(–4) cm; blade broadly lanceolate to elliptic, to 18 × 7 cm, base obtuse to attenuate, apex acute to acuminate. Racemes dense, proximalmost pedicels sometimes bearing 2–few flowers, to 20 cm; peduncle to 5(–8) cm; pedicel 2–4 mm. Flowers: sepals 5, white to red, oblong to ovate, subequal, 2–3 × 1.2–2 mm; stamens 7–12, in 1 whorl (rarely, partial 2d whorl present); carpels 7–10, fully connate or sometimes connate only in proximal 1/2; ovary 7–10-loculed. Berries green-brown becoming dark brown, 5–8 mm diam. Seeds black, thickly lenticular, 2.5–3.3 mm, shiny. 2n = 36.

Phenology: Flowering; fruiting summer–fall.
Habitat: Chrome ore piles
Elevation: 10 m


Introduced; Md., South America.


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Lower Taxa