|Scientific Name||Phytolacca octandra|
Flowering class: Dicot
Distribution notes: Exotic
Erect fleshy herbs. Leaves alternate, 8 x 3 cm, obovate to spathulate, acute at apex, narrowed to the base, lineolate. Flowers 5-7 mm across, in long, axillary, 15 cm long racemes, shortly pedicelled; perianth lobes 5, ovate, spreading; stamens 5, free, filaments erect, anthers versatile; ovary depressed-globose, 6-7-lobed, 6-7-celled; ovules solitary in each cell, styles 6-7, short, curved out. Fruit a capsule, 8 mm across, depressed-globose, fleshy; seeds 6-8, biconvex, black, glabrous, polished.
Flowering and fruiting: June-August
Notes: Western Ghats, Naturalized . Native of Tropical America
Degraded deciduous forests
Native of Tropical America, widely spread in many Tropical countries
State - Kerala, District/s: Idukki
Tamil Nadu: Dindigul, Nilgiri
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