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Glycyrrhiza malensis - Maxim.

Common Name
Family Fabaceae or Leguminosae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Not known
Range E. Asia - China.
Edibility Rating    (2 of 5)
Other Uses    (3 of 5)
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating    (0 of 5)
Care (info)
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Glycyrrhiza malensis


Glycyrrhiza malensis

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

 
Glycyrrhiza malensis is a PERENNIAL. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs).
It can fix Nitrogen.
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Plant Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Root
Edible Uses:

The fibrous root has a very sweet flavour. It is boiled in water to extract the sugars etc and these are used as a liquorice substitute[61].

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

Nitrogen fixer. Dynamic accumulator.

Special Uses

Dynamic accumulator  Nitrogen Fixer

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Cultivation details

We have almost no information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain. This species is not recognised in the International Legume Database, neither is it in the Flora of China. It is quite possibly a mis-spelling of G. uralensis[K]. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. Requires a deep well cultivated fertile moisture-retentive soil for good root production[200]. Prefers a sandy soil with abundant moisture[238]. Slightly alkaline conditions produce the best plants[238]. A very deep-rooted plant, it can be difficult to eradicate once it is established[238]. Unless seed is required, the plant is usually prevented from flowering so that it puts more energy into producing good quality roots[238]. This species has a symbiotic relationship with certain soil bacteria, these bacteria form nodules on the roots and fix atmospheric nitrogen. Some of this nitrogen is utilized by the growing plant but some can also be used by other plants growing nearby[200].

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Plant Propagation

Pre-soak the seed for 24 hours in warm water and then sow spring or autumn in a greenhouse[200]. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle, and grow them on for their first winter in a greenhouse. Plant out in late spring or early summer when in active growth. Plants are rather slow to grow from seed[238]. Division of the root in spring or autumn. Each division must have at least one growth bud. Autumn divisions can either be replanted immediately or stored in clamps until the spring and then be planted out[200]. It is best to pt up the smaller divisions and grow them on in a cold frame until they are established before planting them out in the spring or summer.

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Glycyrrhiza aspera Perennial0.3 0-0  LMSNM103
Glycyrrhiza echinataWild Liquorice, Chinese licoricePerennial1.0 7-10  LMSNM433
Glycyrrhiza glabraLiquorice, Cultivated licoricePerennial1.2 7-10  LMSNM444
Glycyrrhiza lepidotaAmerican LiquoricePerennial1.0 3-8  LMSNM433
Glycyrrhiza uralensisGan CaoPerennial0.6 5-9  LMHSNM343
Polypodium glycyrrhizaLicorice FernFern0.5 6-9  LMHSNM12 

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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