Herb latin name: Cyathodes fasciculata


Family: Epacridaceae



Edible parts of Cyathodes fasciculata:

Fruit - a sweet mealy flesh. Sweet and juicy according to another report.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Evergreen
Shrub

Height:
4 m
(13 feet)

Habitat of the herb:

Forest and scrub from the coast to the lower montane zone on North and South Islands, south to latitude 44°s.

Propagation of Cyathodes fasciculata:

Seed - surface sow in ericaceous soil, February/March in a cold frame. Do not exclude light. Germination can take place within 1 - 2 months at 18C but often takes 3 - 5 years. Scarification will reduce the germination time and 2 or 3 periods of 4 - 6 weeks cold stratification alternated with 4 weeks warm stratification can also help. Perhaps sowing the seed as soon as it is ripe would also be beneficial.The seedlings can be very slow to form roots and need to be potted up with great care. Grow them on in a greenhouse for at least two years before planting them out in late spring or early summer. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame. Neither easy nor reliable. Air layering.

Cultivation of the herb:

Forest and scrub from the coast to the lower montane zone on North and South Islands, south to latitude 44°s.

Medicinal use of Cyathodes fasciculata:

None known

Known hazards of Cyathodes fasciculata:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.