Herb latin name: Elaeocarpus lanceaefolius
Edible parts of Elaeocarpus lanceaefolius:Fruit. The fully ripe fruit is edible.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Found at elevations up to 2400 metres in the Himalayas. Open places at elevations of 1000 - 1800 metres in Nepal.
Other uses of Elaeocarpus lanceaefolius:Wood - soft. Used in construction, tea boxes and charcoal making.
Propagation of the herb:Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse. Seed can be very slow to germinate, sometimes taking 2 years or more. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots 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 almost ripe shoots, August/September in a sandy soil in a frame. The leaves should be left on the stem.
Cultivation of Elaeocarpus lanceaefolius:Found at elevations up to 2400 metres in the Himalayas. Open places at elevations of 1000 - 1800 metres in Nepal.
Medicinal use of the herb:None known
Known hazards of Elaeocarpus lanceaefolius:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.