Herb latin name: Amomyrtus luma
Synonyms: Myrica lechleriana, Myrtus lechleriana
Family: Myrtaceae (Myrtle Family)
Edible parts of Amomyrtus luma:Fruit - raw or cooked. About the size of a small blackcurrant, they are very aromatic and also contain a lot of seeds.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Found between latitudes 36 and 46° 30' south.
Propagation of Amomyrtus luma:Pre-soak the seed for 24 hours in warm water and then sow it in late winter in a greenhouse. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots as soon as they are large enough to handle 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. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 7 - 10cm with a heel, July/August in a frame. Pot up in the autumn and overwinter in a cold frame. Plant out in late spring. High percentage. Cuttings of mature wood of the current seasons growth, 7 - 12cm with a heel, November in a shaded and frost free frame. Plant out in late spring or early autumn. High percentage. Layering.
Cultivation of the herb:Found between latitudes 36 and 46° 30' south.
Medicinal use of Amomyrtus luma:None known
Known hazards of Amomyrtus luma:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.