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Podocarpium oldhamii - (Oliv.)Y.C.Yang.&P.H.Huang.

Common Name
Family Fabaceae or Leguminosae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Woods and thickets in C. and S. Japan[58]. Forests on mountain slopes, streamsides, thickets and rocky places at elevations of 100 - 1700 metres[266].
Range E. Asia - China, Japan, Korea.
Edibility Rating    (2 of 5)
Other Uses    (1 of 5)
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating    (1 of 5)
Care (info)
Moist Soil Full sun
Podocarpium oldhamii


Podocarpium oldhamii

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Podocarpium oldhamii is a PERENNIAL growing to 1.2 m (4ft). It is in flower from August to September, and the seeds ripen from September to October. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
It can fix Nitrogen.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Plant Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Seed  Seedpod
Edible Uses: Tea

Seed - cooked[177]. Young seedpods[177]. No more details. A tea is made from the leaves[177].

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Medicinal Uses

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Blood tonic  Depurative  Diuretic

The whole plant is used medicinally for eliminating toxins in the body, promoting blood production and diuresis[266].

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Other Uses

Insecticide

The whole plant is used as an insecticide[266].

Special Uses

Nitrogen Fixer

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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 could succeed outdoors in many parts of this country. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. Requires a well-drained soil and a sunny sheltered position[200]. 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

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a greenhouse. Scarify and pre-soak stored seed for 5 hours in warm water then sow March in a greenhouse. The seed usually germinates within 1 - 4 months at 25°c. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots once they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out in late spring or early summer and consider giving them some protection from frost in their first winter outdoors. Cuttings of half-ripe wood with a heel, July/August in a frame. Division as the plant comes into growth in the spring. Larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the spring. Root cuttings in winter.

Other Names

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Podocarpium podocarpum Perennial1.2 -  LMHNM10 
Podocarpium podocarpum fallax Perennial1.0 -  LMHNM11 
Podocarpium podocarpum japonicum Perennial1.2 -  LMHNM21 

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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Author

(Oliv.)Y.C.Yang.&P.H.Huang.

Botanical References

58266

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