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Aciphylla colensoi - Hook.

Common Name Wild Spaniard
Family Apiaceae or Umbelliferae
USDA hardiness 6-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Montane to sub-alpine altitudes in North and South Islands between latitudes 38 and 43° 30' south[44].
Range New Zealand.
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Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Aciphylla colensoi Wild Spaniard


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Aciphylla colensoi Wild Spaniard

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Aciphylla colensoi is an evergreen Perennial growing to 0.9 m (3ft).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 7. It is in leaf all year. The species is dioecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but only one sex is to be found on any one plant so both male and female plants must be grown if seed is required). and is pollinated by Insects. The plant is not self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

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Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves  Root
Edible Uses: Gum

Root - cooked. Aromatic[173]. The plant yields a resin that is used as a chewing gum[173]. Shoots[173]. No further details.

Medicinal Uses

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Other Uses

Gum

None known

Cultivation details

Requires a perfectly drained gritty soil in full sun[233]. Prefers a climate with rather damp air[233]. Plants are hardy to about -10°c and are succeeding outdoors in a mild garden in N. Ireland[233]. Dioecious. Female plants sometimes have a few male flowers but usually male and female plants must be grown if seed is required[200].

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Propagation

Seed - best sown in a greenhouse as soon as it is ripe[200]. Stored seed should be sown in a greenhouse in late winter or early spring. Germination can be very slow. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter before planting them out in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Hook.

Botanical References

44200

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