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Offline FishingGenet

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ID Solved: ombu Please identify this beautiful tree
« on: October 07, 2009, 04:18 AM »
I keep seeing these all over Barcelona. They grow very large, are evergreen and thickly leaved. The trunks are also thick, and knotty at the base.  The trees look a bit like a cross between a sweet chestnut and the giant rubber-plant trees (which also grow here). Thanks.
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ID Solved: ombu Please identify this beautiful tree
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Offline Mònica

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Re: Please identify this beautiful tree
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2009, 12:20 PM »
Hi FishingGenet,

I think you are talking about an ombu, bellasombra (Phytolacca dioica) . It's a beautiful tree native from South America and there are some good sized ones around Barcelona.
More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omb%C3%BA
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Offline FishingGenet

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Re: ID Solved: ombu Please identify this beautiful tree
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2009, 22:11 PM »
Hello Monica - I think this is definitely it! Thank you so much for your reply, much appreciated. I like the name Bella Sombra, too - very apt.