Derivation of specific name
Localities documented in Tropicos sources
Argentina (South America)
Brazil (South America)
Ecuador (South America)
Peru (South America)
Paraguay (South America)
Uruguay (South America)
South Africa (Africa & Madagascar)
Bolivia (South America)
Venezuela (South America)
Note: This information is based on publications available through Tropicos and may not represent the entire distribution. Tropicos does not categorize distributions as native or non-native.
- Forzza, R. C. & et al. 2010. 2010 Lista de espécies Flora do Brasil. http://floradobrasil.jbrj.gov.br/2010/. http://www.tropicos.org/Reference/100002289
- Killeen, T. J., E. García Estigarribia & S. G. Beck. (eds.) 1993. Guia Arb. Bolivia 1–958. Herbario Nacional de Bolivia & Missouri Botanical Garden, La Paz. http://www.tropicos.org/Reference/1000017
- López, J. A. & J. E. L. Little. 1987. Arboles Comunes del Paraguay 425 pp. http://www.tropicos.org/Reference/8485
- Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark. 1946. Phytolaccaceae. In Standley, P.C. & Steyermark, J.A. (Eds), Flora of Guatemal a - Part IV. Fieldiana, Bot. 24(4): 192–202. http://www.tropicos.org/Reference/6426
- Macbride, J. F. 1937. Phytolaccaceae, Flora of Peru. Publ. Field Mus. Nat. Hist., Bot. Ser. 13(2/2): 546–558. http://www.tropicos.org/Reference/1261
- Eliasson, U. H. 1993. 35A. Phytolaccaceae. 46: 1–43. In G. W. Harling & B. B. Sparre (eds.) Fl. Ecuador. University of Göteborg and Swedish Museum of Natural history, Göteborg and Stockholm. http://www.tropicos.org/Reference/43232
- Gibbs Russell, G. E., W. G. Welman, E. Reitief, K. L. Immelman, G. Germishuizen, B. J. Pienaar, M. v. Wyk & A. Nicholas. 1987. List of species of southern African plants. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa 2(1–2): 1–152(pt. 1), 1–270(pt. 2). http://www.tropicos.org/Reference/1371
- Jørgensen, P. M. & S. León-Yánez. (eds.) 1999. Catalogue of the vascular plants of Ecuador. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 75: i–viii, 1–1181. http://www.tropicos.org/Reference/42250
- Marchioretto, M. S. & J. C. Siqueira. 1993. O gęnero Phytolacca L. (Phytolaccaceae) no Brasil. Pesquisas, Bot. 44: 5–40. http://www.tropicos.org/Reference/1019508
- Hokche, O., P. E. Berry & O. Huber. 2008. 1–860. In O. Hokche, P. E. Berry & O. Huber Nuevo Cat. Fl. Vasc. Venezuela. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela, Caracas. http://www.tropicos.org/Reference/1033110
- García-Mendoza, A. J. & J. Meave del Castillo. 2011. Divers. Florist. Oaxaca 1–351. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Ciudad Universitaria. http://www.tropicos.org/Reference/100009052
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Phytolacca dioica
No available public DNA sequences.
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Phytolacca dioica
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 10
Species With Barcodes: 1
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- For the Tibetan village see Ombu, Tibet
Phytolacca dioica, commonly known as ombú, is a massive evergreen tree native to the Pampa of South America. It has an umbrella-like canopy that spreads to a girth of 12 to 15 meters (40 to 50 feet) and can attain a height of 12 to 18 meters (40 to 60 feet). Because it is derived from herbaceous ancestors, its trunk consists of anomalous secondary thickening rather than true wood. As a result, the ombú grows fast but its wood is soft and spongy enough to be cut with a knife. These properties have led it to be used in the art of bonsai, as it is easily manipulated to create the desired effect. Since the sap is poisonous, the ombú is not grazed by cattle and is immune to locusts and other pests. For similar reasons, the leaves are sometimes used as a laxative or purgant. It is a symbol of Uruguay and Argentina, and of Gaucho culture, as its canopy is quite distinguishable from afar and provides comfort and shelter from sun and rain.
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