Phytolacca dioica L., Sp. Pl. ed. 2 632 1762. (syn: Phytolacca arborea Hort. ex Moq.; Phytolacca dioica var. ovatifolia Chodat; Phytolacca populifolia Salisb.; Phytolacca weberbaueri H. Walter; Pircunia dioica (L.) Moq.; Sarcoca dioica (L.) Raf.);
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Colombia to Brazil and N. Argentina as per POWO;
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Colombia (Antioquia, Quindo, Risaralda, Tolima), Argentina (Buenos Aires, Chaco, Corrientes, Distrito Federal, Entre Rios, Formosa, Misiones, Salta, Santa Fe, San Luis, Tucuman), Brazil (Parana, Santa Catarina), Paraguay (Amambay, Caaguazu, Canindeyu, Central, Cordillera, Guaira, Paraguari), Uruguay (Montevideo), Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela (Aragua, Delta Amacuro, Distrito Federal), NE-Brazil, WC-Brazil (Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul), SE-Brazil (Minas Gerais, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro), Bolivia (Cochabamba, La Paz), Mexico (I), Spain (I), Gibraltar (I), France (I), Malta (I), Sicily (I), Greece (I), Morocco (I), Algeria (I), Tunisia (I), Libya (I), Madeira (I), Canary Isl. (I) (La Palma Isl. (I), Gran Canaria (I)), Italy (I), Australia (I) (Queensland (I), New South Wales (I), Victoria (I)), East Aegaean Isl. (I), Rhodos (I), Java (I), Sri Lanka (I), Philippines (I), S-India (I), Nepal (I), trop. Africa (I), South Africa (I) (widespread), Namibia (I), Botswana (I), Sudan (I) as per Catalogue of Life;
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LR 280610 1 : 3 posts by 1 author. 2 images.

Pl. identify the tree
It is nearly 10m height collected from the Northern slopes of Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve


Inflorescence and foliage look much like ombu, Phytolacca dioica, from South America. Is this a cultivated tree?
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May be cultivated. I have collected it from the forest edge near to a resort.


Phytolacca dioica L. 



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