Ombu

Phytolacca dioica

  • Ombu
  • Ombu
  • Flower name
    Ombu
  • Scientific name
    Phytolacca dioica
  • Aliasメキシコヤマゴボウ, Ombu
  • Place of originArgentina
  • Place of floweringBotanical Gardens
  • Flowering seasonJune

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.


  • Eye
    Caryophyllales
  • Family
    Phytolaccaceae
  • Genus
    Phytolacca
  • Species
    P. dioica
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Spikelet inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    without
  • Leaf type
    Oval
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typeevergreen succulent plants
  • Flower colorscream
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height1000.0 ~ 1500.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower ~ cm

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