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Trapa incisa - Siebold.&Zucc.

Common Name
Family Trapaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards We have no specific information for this species, but the raw seed of several members of this genus contains toxins. However, these are destroyed in the cooking process[200, 206].
Habitats Lakes and ponds in central and southern Japan[58].
Range E. Asia - Japan.
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Water Plants Full sun
Trapa incisa


Trapa incisa
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Summary


Physical Characteristics

 
Trapa incisa is a ANNUAL. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs).
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid and neutral soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It can grow in water.

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Synonyms

Habitats

 Pond;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Seed
Edible Uses:

Seed - cooked. Boiled[2, 46, 105]. Some caution is advised, see the notes above on toxicity.

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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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 outdoors in Britain. However, judging by the plants native range, it is likely to succeed outdoors at least in the warmer areas of the country. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. An aquatic plant, floating by means of inflated petioles, it succeeds in still or slowly-flowing water requiring a position in full sun and a slightly acidic water with a rich planting medium[200]. Plants require a high summer temperature in order to perform well, they are not frost hardy[206].

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Propagation

Seed - harvest in late summer and store overwinter in a jar of water in a cold but frost-free place. The seed quickly loses its vitality if it is allowed to become dry. Sow in spring, placing one seed in each pot and submerging them under a few centimetres of water.

Other Names

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Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

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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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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Botanical References

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