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Euodia ruticarpa - (A.Juss.)Benth.

Common Name Wu Zhu Yu
Family Rutaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Inner valleys of Sikkim, 2000 - 3000 metres[146].
Range E. Asia - China to the Himalayas.
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Weed Potential No
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Care
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Euodia ruticarpa Wu Zhu Yu


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Euodia ruticarpa Wu Zhu Yu

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Euodia ruticarpa is a deciduous Tree growing to 10 m (32ft 10in). The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs).
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.

Synonyms

Boymia rutaecarpa.

Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade;

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal Uses



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Analgesic;  Anodyne;  Anthelmintic;  Antiinflammatory;  Antitumor;  Antiviral;  Appetizer;  Astringent;  
Carminative;  Contraceptive;  Deobstruent;  Diuretic;  Miscellany;  Stimulant;  Stomachic.


Wu Zhu Yu has a marked warming effect on the body, helping to relieve headaches and a wide range of digestive problems[254]. The fruit is analgesic, anthelmintic, appetizer, astringent, carminative, decongestant, deobstruent, diuretic, stimulant, stomachic and uterotonic[174, 176, 178, 218, 240]. It is used in the treatment of gastritis, nausea, headaches, oedema, beriberi and post-partum pains[147]. The partially ripe fruit is gathered in late summer and can be dried for later use[254]. The root bark is astringent and vermifuge[218]. Extracts of the plant show antiviral, antitumor and anti-inflammatory activity[218]. This species was ranked 14th in a Chinese survey of 250 potential antifertility plants[218].

Other Uses

Miscellany.

None known

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 habitat it should succeed outdoors in the milder areas of the country. It is quite possible that Tetradium ruticarpum is the correct name for this species. Judging by the needs of other members of this genus it is probably easily grown in a good loamy soil.

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Propagation

Seed - sow February in a greenhouse. Variable germination rates[78]. 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. Give the plants some protection from the cold for their first winter outdoors. Cuttings of half-ripe wood (preferably forced in a greenhouse), 5 - 8cm with a heel, June to August in a warm greenhouse. Fair to good percentage[78].

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Author

(A.Juss.)Benth.

Botanical References

146

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Readers comment

Paul Barney   Tue Dec 15 2009

Well established specimen growing at Kew in the Berberis borders

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