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Saussurea roylei - (DC.)Sch.Bip.

Common Name
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Open slopes at elevations of 3,000 - 4,200 metres in Nepal[272].
Range E. Asia - Himalayas from India to Nepal and Tibet.
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Other Uses    (0 of 5)
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating    (2 of 5)
Care (info)
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Saussurea roylei


Saussurea roylei

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Saussurea roylei is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.4 m (1ft 6in). The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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Antidandruff  Antiinflammatory  Emollient  Haemostatic  Vasoconstrictor

The entire plant is used in Tibetan medicine, it is said to have a bitter taste and a cooling potency[241]. Antidote, anti-inflammatory, emollient, haemostatic and vasoconstrictor, it is used in the treatment of wounds, excessive bleeding and meat poisoning[241]. A paste of the plant is used as a poultice to relieve aching joints[272].

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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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, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors in many parts of the country. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. According to the RBG Edinburgh, the correct author of this plant name is (DC.) Sch.Bip. Succeeds in most soils in a sunny well-drained position[1].

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Propagation

Seed - we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed in a cold frame in the spring. Surface sow, or only just cover the seed, and make sure that the compost does not dry out. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the greenhouse or cold frame for their first winter. Plant them out in late spring after the last expected frosts. Division in spring might be possible.

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Saussurea lyrata Perennial0.0 -  LMHNM10 
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Saussurea obvallata Perennial0.3 -  LMHSNM02 
Saussurea parviflora Perennial0.0 -  LMHSNM10 
Saussurea pulchella Perennial1.5 3-7  LMHSNM10 
Saussurea serrata amurensis Perennial0.0 -  LMHSNM10 
Saussurea ussuriensis Perennial1.2 -  LMHSNM10 

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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(DC.)Sch.Bip.

Botanical References

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