Herb: Sausage Vine
Latin name: Holboellia coriacea
Family: Lardizabalaceae (Lardizabala Family)
Edible parts of Sausage Vine:Fruit - raw. Sweet but insipid. The fruit is purple with a white pulp and is about 5cm long and 2.5cm wide.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Scrub and gorges, 600 - 1300 metres in W. Hubei. Rocky places in thickets. Mixed forests, mountain slopes, among shrubs and trailsides at elevations of 500 - 2000 metres.
Propagation of Sausage Vine: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 the herb:Scrub and gorges, 600 - 1300 metres in W. Hubei. Rocky places in thickets. Mixed forests, mountain slopes, among shrubs and trailsides at elevations of 500 - 2000 metres.
Medicinal use of Sausage Vine:None known
Known hazards of Holboellia coriacea:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.