Herb: Whitey Wood
Latin name: Melicytus ramiflorus
Family: Violaceae (Violet Family)
Edible parts of Whitey Wood:Fruit. We have no more details except that the fruit is abundantly produced if male and female trees are grown.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Lowland to montane light forest and forest margins, North, South and Stewart Islands.
Other uses of Whitey Wood:A charcoal is produced from the wood.
Propagation of the herb:Seed - sow as soon as it is ripe or in early spring in a 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. Consider giving them some protection from the cold for their first few winters outdoors. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 5 - 10cm long with a heel, June/July in a frame. Division of suckers in the dormant season.
Cultivation of Whitey Wood:Lowland to montane light forest and forest margins, North, South and Stewart Islands.
Medicinal use of the herb:None known
Known hazards of Melicytus ramiflorus:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.