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Debregeasia edulis - (Siebold.&Zucc.)Wedd.

Common Name
Family Urticaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats The upper sub-tropical zone of the Himalayas in Tibet.
Range E. Asia - from eastern Tibet to central and southern Japan.
Edibility Rating    (2 of 5)
Other Uses    (0 of 5)
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating    (1 of 5)
Care (info)
Moist Soil Semi-shade
Debregeasia edulis


Debregeasia edulis

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

 
Debregeasia edulis is an evergreen Shrub. It is in leaf all year.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland). It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Plant Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade; Shady Edge;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Fruit
Edible Uses:

Fruit - raw[46, 61, 123]. Pleasantly sweet, they are said to resemble strawberries[183].

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Medicinal Uses

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Diaphoretic

A decoction of the leaves and/or the fruits is sudorific[218]. The leaves are decocted with Pterocarya spp and used in the treatment of itch[218].

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Prefers a fertile well-drained loam with some shelter at the hottest part of the day[200]. Plants are not very hardy in Britain, they require greenhouse protection[1]. It might be possible to grow this plant outdoors in the mildest areas of the country, especially if it is given the protection of a warm wall. The fruit is difficult to harvest because the it is tender and falls apart easily, therefore it is not suitable for commercial cultivation[183]. The fruit remains on the plant for several weeks and looks particularly ornamental[183]. Dioecious, male and female plants must be grown if seed and fruit is required.

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Plant Propagation

Seed - sow late winter to mid-summer in a greenhouse and only just cover the seed. Germination usually takes place within 1 - 2 months at 20°c[175]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Softwood cuttings in early summer[1].

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Debregeasia hypoleuca Shrub5.0 7-10  LMHSM202
Debregeasia longifoliaWild RheaShrub5.0 7-10  LMHSM112
Debregeasia wallichiana Tree5.0 -  LMHSM001

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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(Siebold.&Zucc.)Wedd.

Botanical References

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