Genus: Phytolacca

Phytolacca americana

Phytolacca americana L.

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Phytolacca Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1: 441. 1753.

List of Phytolacca Species

References to Phytolacca

  • Armesto, J. J. 1983. Observations on the reproductive biology of Phytolacca americana (Phytolaccaceae). Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 110: 380-383.
  • Boman, J. S.; Casper, B. B. 1995. Differential postdispersal seed predation in disturbed and intact temperate forest. Amer. Midl. Naturalist 134: 107-116.
  • Cramer, J. M. 2003. A test of the bicolored fruit display hypothesis: berry removal with artificial fruit flags. J. Torrey Bot. Soc. 130: 30-33.
  • Edwards, M. E. 1988. Seed germination of American pokeweed (Phytolacca americana). I. laboratory techniques and autotoxicity. Amer. J. Bot. 75: 1794-1802. (12)
  • Flora of North America Editorial Committee. 2003. Flora of North America, Volume 4. Magnoliophyta: Caryophyllidae, part 1. Oxford Univ. Press, New York. , 559 pages.
  • Hyatt, L. A. 1999. Differences between seed bank composition and field recruitment in a temperate zone deciduous forest. Amer. Midl. Naturalist 142: 31-38.
  • McDonnell, M. J. 1984. Bird-dispersal of Phytolacca americana L. and the influence of fruit removal on subsequent fruit development. Amer. J. Bot. 71: 895-901.
  • Orrock, J. L. 2005. The effect of gut passage by two species of avian frugivore on seeds of pokeweed, Phytolacca americana. Canad. J. Bot. 83: 427-431.
  • Orrock, J. L. 2006. Seed predation, not seed dispersal, explains the landscape-level abundance of an early-successional plant. J. Ecol. 94: 838-845.
  • Orrock, J. L.; Damschen, E. I. 2005. Fungi-mediated mortality of seeds of two old-field plant species. J. Torrey Bot. Soc. 132: 613-617.
  • Robertson, C. 1892. Flowers and insects. VII. Bot. Gaz. 17: 65-71.
  • Rogers, G. K. 1985. The genera of Phytolaccaceae in the southeastern United States. J. Arnold Arbor 66: 1-37.
  • Whelan, C. J.; Willson, M. F.; Tuma, C. A.; Souza-Pinto, I. 1991. Spatial and temporal patterns of postdispersal seed predation. Canad. J. Bot. 69(2): 428-36.