Herb latin name: Holboellia grandiflora
Family: Lardizabalaceae (Lardizabala Family)
Edible parts of Holboellia grandiflora:Fruit - raw or cooked. The purple fruit can be from 7 - 12 cm long.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Thickets. Grows over scrub and rocks in limestone ravines at altitudes of 1,300 - 1,600 metres. Mixed forests, mountain slopes, scrub along valleys, 1100 - 3000 metres.
Propagation of Holboellia grandiflora: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:Thickets. Grows over scrub and rocks in limestone ravines at altitudes of 1,300 - 1,600 metres. Mixed forests, mountain slopes, scrub along valleys, 1100 - 3000 metres.
Medicinal use of Holboellia grandiflora:None known
Known hazards of Holboellia grandiflora:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.