Herb latin name: Holboellia angustifolia
Synonyms: Holboellia fargesii
Family: Lardizabalaceae (Lardizabala Family)
Medicinal use of Holboellia angustifolia:The roots and stems are used medicinally. No further information is given.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Scrub and gorges, 600 - 1800 metres in W. Hubei. Mixed forest on mountain slopes, edge of forests, hillsides, along valleys and by streams at elevations of 1000 - 2700 metres.
Edible parts of Holboellia angustifolia:Fruit - raw. Often considered to be insipid, it is a startling metallic-blue colour, sausage-shaped with many black seeds in the white pulp. The fruit can be up to 8cm long and 5cm wide.
Propagation of the herb:Seed - we have no details on this species but suggest sowing the seed as soon as it is ripe if this is possible, otherwise as soon as you obtain it, in a warm greenhouse. 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 softwood. Cuttings of half-ripe wood in late summer or autumn. Layering.
Cultivation of Holboellia angustifolia:Scrub and gorges, 600 - 1800 metres in W. Hubei. Mixed forest on mountain slopes, edge of forests, hillsides, along valleys and by streams at elevations of 1000 - 2700 metres.
Known hazards of Holboellia angustifolia:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.