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The leaves by Igor Sheremetyev,

Author: Vladimír Skalický, 1985
Origin:  Assam, China, Himalaya, Japan, Korea, Myanmar, Nepal, Taiwan, Tibet, Vietnam
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  10-40 Centimetres
Height:  150 Centimetres
Flower:  White  - Greenish
Propagate:  Seeds/Roots
Names:  Sweet Beladonna, Indian Poke, Pokeweed, Himalayan Pokeberry
Synonyms:  Phytolacca acinosa, William Roxburgh, 1832.
Phytolacca esculenta,
Van Houtte, 1848.
Phytolacca pekinensis,
Hance, 1869.
Phytolacca kaempferi, A.Gray
Phytolacca pekinensis,
Pircunia esculenta,
Sarcoca acinosa,
Sarcoca esculenta,

This member of the Phytolaccaceae family was given this name by Vladimír Skalický in 1985. It is found in Assam, China, Himalaya, Japan, Korea, Myanmar, Nepal, Taiwan, Tibet and Vietnam, growing in almost any kind of sol, but it preferring a well drained and rich soil with some water and some sun. The swollen roots grow to ten centimetres in diameter and from clusters up to 40 centimetres in diameter. The erect stems reach 150 metres and the flowers are white to greenish while the significant berries are dark red - almost black!

The genera is named after its fleshy appearance. The species name means 'resembling a bunch of grapes' for the fruits.

The berries from