African Plant Database

Phytolacca dodecandra L'Hér.
Protologue : Stirp. Nov. 143 (1785)
Information on the genus : Phytolacca
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Phytolacca abyssinica Hoffm. (1796)
=Pircunia abyssinica (Hoffm.) Moq. (1849)
=Phytolacca dodecandra var. apiculata (Engl.) Baker & C.H. Wright
=Phytolacca abyssinica var. apiculata Engl.
=Phytolacca dodecandra var. brevipedicellata H. Walter (1909)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Semi-succulent straggling or scrambling shrub to 4 m tall; 60 cm long.
Ecology : Wide range of forest (dry or moist), woodland, bushland, thickets, grassland; commonly riparian; on old forest land; plantations; 500-2400 m alt. Very poisonous. S. Africa; Madagascar; São Tomé.
Biol./Eco : Shrub, Liana; Subhumid; Inselberg/Rock Face, Anthropic; 500-999 m, 1000-1499 m; distribution: Africa.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • DARBYSHIRE, I. KORDOFAMI, M. & AL. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing : 282

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • SMITH G.F. , E.J. VAN JAARSVELD & AL. (1997). List of Southern African Succulent Plants. Umdaus Press : 138
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