Pokeweed (Family Phytolaccaceae)
Phytolaccaceae is the botanical name for a family of flowering plants
in Order Caryophyllales. It is commonly known as the Pokeweed
Family. Family Phytolaccaceae is a small family, comprised of about
16 genera, totalling a hundred species.
Family Phytolaccaceae species can be found in temperate, subtrop-
ical, and tropical North America, West Indies, Central America,
South America, Asia, Africa, Pacific Islands (Hawaii), Australia.
Many folk medicinal uses have been subscribed to members of fam-
ily Phytolaccaceae and a few members are cultivated as ornamentals.
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