Phytolacca dioica

Local nameBela-sombra
LocationAlfama, Lisbon, Portugal

Phytolacca dioica, commonly known as ombú, is a massive evergreen tree native to the Pampa of South America. Like its specific epithet suggests, it is dioecious, with male and female flowers on separate plants. It has an umbrella-like canopy that spreads to a diameter of 12 to 15 meters and can attain a height of 12 to 18 meters. Because it is derived from herbaceous ancestors, its trunk consists of anomalous secondary thickening rather than true wood.

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phytolacca_dioica

Coordinates 38°42'39.415" N -9°7'50.263" E

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