What is Ombu
Ombu (scientific name:Phytolacca dioica) is a huge grass of family phytolaccaceae native to Argentina. It is normally seen in dry meadows of South America, such as Brazil, Uruguay, and Bolivia (Pampa). It looks like a tree, but is grass. As for the huge stem, height exceeds 15 m like a trunk, and the branch greatly opens aside, and it is to 20 m. In strong South America of the sunlight, it is spent for a shade tree and a windbreak, the mark of the boundary line. It makes florets of white or light yellow bloom and descent to the spike. It is evergreen, and big leaves and saps have poison. A large quantity of water is included in a stem and are treated as a herb with many meat without there not being an annual ring and vascular Kibe developing too much even if they become evergreen broad leaf tree if they treat it as a tree because it is soft and is quality of grass, and there is not value as the wood.
General name: ombu , scientific name:Phytolacca dioica , also known as: Ombu tree, origin: Argentina, Uruguay, Habitat: Brazil, Uruguay, Bolivia, South America, living environment: dry meadows (Pampa) living: Succulents plant: 15 m, stem circumference: 20 m, the tree skin: milky white, leaf: oval, phyllotaxis: alternate, leaf margin: entire, male and female variants share flowers: spikes, flower: white to pale yellow, Size: small, flowering season: from summer to fall, Mark uses: shade trees and wind-the border of the bonsai.