Flower Database

Ombu

Basic information
Flower Name
Ombu
Formal Name
Phytolacca dioica
Alias
Ombu
Habitat
Argentina
Morph
evergreen succulent plants
Comment
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.
Detailed information
Order
Caryophyllales
Family
Phytolaccaceae
Genus
Phytolacca
Species
P. dioica
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Spike Inflorescence
Petal shape
no petal
Leaf type
Elliptic
Leaf edge
Entire Fringe
Flowering place
Botanic garden
Color
Cream, White
Season
Jun
Height
1000  ~ 1500  [cm]
Diameter
 ~