Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

Phytolacca dioica L.
PHYTOLACCACEAE
Belhambra
Invasive, Potential problem species
Origin: South America (Northern Argentina, Southern Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay)
Growth Form: Tree
Plant Description: Plant: Large, soft-wooded, semi-evergreen tree 12–20 m high, with a short, buttressed trunk and massively branched, rounded crown; root system massive and shallow; leaves and stems succulent. Leaves: Bright green, glabrous to 120 x 60 mm, on pinkish stalks to 70 mm long. Flowers: Creamy-yellow, small, in racemes about 100 mm long; male and female flowers on separate trees; September–December. Fruit: Green turning black, succulent, berry-like, about 10 mm across, pendent.
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Comments: Suspected/Possible
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