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Phytolacca dioica, Alghero, Sardinia

Observed: 1st June 2011 By: martinjohnbishopmartinjohnbishop’s reputation in Plantsmartinjohnbishop’s reputation in Plantsmartinjohnbishop’s reputation in Plantsmartinjohnbishop’s reputation in Plantsmartinjohnbishop’s reputation in Plants
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Description:

Family Phytolaccaceae; from South America planted as a street tree

Identifications
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    Likely ID
    Phytolacca dioica
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
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Species interactions

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Comments

Rachy Ramone's picture

Wow! It makes a tree?

OK, that's the biggest pokeweed I have ever seen.

How interesting, that the leaves have the same central pinkish rib that some of the herbaceous ones have. If you had presented me with just the fourth photo, I would have said Phytolacca immediately.

Otherwise, I would have guessed at something like Poliothyrsis sinensis, or "don't know".

Lovely set of photos, thank you.

Rachy Ramone

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