Herb latin name: Celtis bungeana

Synonyms: Celtis davidiana

Family: Ulmaceae (Elm Family)

Edible parts of Celtis bungeana:

The plant is a tea substitute. This probably refers to the leaves. Leaves are a savoury addition to rice. Fruit - raw.

Description of the plant:


15 m
(49 feet)


Habitat of the herb:

Roadsides, thickets and banks of streams to 1600 metres.

Propagation of Celtis bungeana:

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame. Stored seed is best given 2 - 3 months cold stratification and then sown February/March in a greenhouse. Germination rates are usually good, though the stored seed might take 12 months or more to germinate. The seed can be stored for up to 5 years. As soon as they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots. The leaves of seedlings often have a lot of white patches without chlorophyll, this is normal and older plants produce normal green leaves. Grow the seedlings on in a cold frame for their first winter, and plant them out in the following late spring or early summer. Give them some protection from the cold for their first winter outdoors. Cuttings

Cultivation of the herb:

Roadsides, thickets and banks of streams to 1600 metres.

Medicinal use of Celtis bungeana:

None known

Known hazards of Celtis bungeana:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.