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Diphylleia sinensis - Li.

Common Name Umbrella Leaf
Family Berberidaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Shady areas in woodland.
Range E. Asia - China.
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Weed Potential No
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Moist Soil Semi-shade
Diphylleia sinensis Umbrella Leaf


Diphylleia sinensis Umbrella Leaf

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Diphylleia sinensis is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.4 m (1ft 4in). It is in flower from June to July. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs).
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland). It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Dappled Shade; Shady Edge;

Edible Uses

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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Antiseptic  Cancer

In traditional Chinese medicine this plant is used in the treatment of coughs, malaria, cancerous sores, jaundice etc[222]. It is said to be antiseptic[222]. The plant contains podophyllin, an effective anti-cancer agent[222].

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

We have very little 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 this country. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. Prefers a moist humus-rich soil and semi-shade, growing well in a woodland garden[1, 130, 200]. This species is not in the IOPI list of accepted plant names.

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Propagation

Seed - best sown in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe[175]. The seed is very slow to germinate, usually taking a year or more[175]. Sow stored seed as soon as possible in a cold frame. 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. Division in spring.

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Diphylleia cymosaUmbrella Leaf, American umbrellaleafPerennial0.7 6-9  LMSM02 
Diphylleia grayi Perennial0.4 -  LMSM10 

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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