Phytolacca americana

Species:Phytolacca americana L.
Status:Native, FACU (NWPL), U (WAP)
Specimen: View specimen details in the USF Herbarium Specimen Database

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Sub Class
Genus Phytolacca
Species Phytolacca americana L. - AMERICAN POKEWEED


Citation PHYTOLACCA AMERICANA Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 441. 1753.
Basionym: **
Type: Without data (lectotype: LINN 607.3). Lectotypified by K. Larsen, in Morat, Fl. Cambodge 24: 118. 1989.

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Alachua USF  
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Gilchrist USF  
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Hardee USF  
Hendry USF  
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Highlands USF  
Hillsborough USF  
Holmes FLAS  
Indian River FLAS  
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Jefferson FSU  
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Levy USF  
Liberty FLAS  
Madison FSU  
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Marion USF  
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Nassau FLAS  
Okaloosa FLAS  
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Orange USF  
Osceola USF  
Palm Beach FLAS  
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Putnam USF  
Santa Rosa FLAS  
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Seminole USF  
St. Johns USF  
St. Lucie USF  
Sumter USF  
Suwannee FLAS  
Volusia USF  
Wakulla FSU  
Walton USF  
Washington FLAS  


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SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Phytolacca americana var. rigida Phytolacca americana Linnaeus, var. rigida (Small) Caulkins & Wyatt, Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 117: 366. 1990.BASIONYM: Phytollacca rigida Small 1905. 
Phytolacca decandra Phytolacca decandra Linnaeus, Sp. Pl., ed. 2. 631. 1762, nom. illegit.BASIONYM: Phytolacca americana Linnaeus 1753. 
Phytolacca rigida Phytolacca rigida Small, Bull. New York Bot. Gard. 3: 422. 1905. TYPE: FLORIDA: Miami-Dade Co.: Miami, 5-21 May 1904, Small & Wilson 1893 (holotype: NY).
Phytolacca icosandra var. fraseri Phytolacca icosandra Linnaeus, var. fraseri Moquin-Tandon, in de Candolle, Prodr. 13(2): 34. 1849.  
Phytolacca vulgaris Phytolacca vulgaris Crantz, Inst. Rei Herb. 2: 484. 1766.