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Rhamnus globosa - Bunge.

Common Name lokao
Family Rhamnaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards Although no specific mention of toxicity has been found for this species, there is the suggestion that some members of this genus could be mildly poisonous[65].
Habitats On slopes, under forests or in thickets at elevations below 1600 metres[266].
Range E. Asia - N. China.
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Weed Potential No
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Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Rhamnus globosa lokao


Rhamnus globosa lokao

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Rhamnus globosa is a deciduous Shrub growing to 3 m (9ft 10in). It is in flower from April to May, and the seeds ripen from July to October. 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

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Oil
Edible Uses: Oil

None known

Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

Dye  Oil

A green dye is obtained from the leaves[61, 151, 171]. It is obtained from the bark[171]. The stem-bark, fruit and roots can be used for making a green dyestuff[266]. A lubricating oil can be extracted from the seeds[266].

Special Uses

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 the country. It is closely related to, and possibly no more than part of, R. dahuricus. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. Succeeds in any reasonably good soil[11]. The species in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus[200].

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Propagation

Seed - best sown in the autumn in a cold frame. Stored seed will require 1 - 2 months cold stratification at about 5° and should be sown as early in the year as possible in a cold frame or outdoor seedbed[200]. 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 or early summer of the following year. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame[113]. Cuttings of mature wood of the current year's growth, autumn in a frame. Layering in early spring[4].

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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