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Sarcoca dioica (L.) Raf.
Fl. Tellur. 3: 55. 1837 [1836 publ. Nov-Dec 1837]
Family: PHYTOLACCACEAE

Accepted Scientific Name: Phytolacca dioica L.
Sp. Pl., ed. 2. 632 1762. L.

Sarcoca dioica (Phytolacca dioica) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
A young specimen (one year old ) of ombu (Phytolacca dioica). It is a remarkable South American caudiciform tree capable of attaining heights of 20 metres and a spread of 30 metres. The most spectacular of characteristic of these trees is their trunk (caudex), thick and irregular at the base. The trunk and root base of the adult plant expands in a monstrous fashion. It is said that anyone who sleeps under an ombu must be aware of evil magic

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Accepted name in llifle Database:
Phytolacca dioica L.
Sp. Pl., ed. 2. 632 1762.
Synonymy: 6
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Common Names include:
ENGLISH: Beautiful Shade, Elephant Tree, Umbra tree, Pokeweed
PORTUGUESE (Português): Belhambra, Bella Ombre
SPANISH (Español): Bella Sombre, Omboe, Umbo, Fitolaca, Ombu


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Sarcoca dioica (Phytolacca dioica) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
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Sarcoca dioica (Phytolacca dioica) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli

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Sarcoca dioica (Phytolacca dioica) Photo by: Cactus Art
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Sarcoca dioica (Phytolacca dioica) Photo by: Cactus Art

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Sarcoca dioica (Phytolacca dioica) Photo by: Cactus Art
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Sarcoca dioica (Phytolacca dioica) Photo by: Cactus Art


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