Herb latin name: Microcachrys tetragona
Synonyms: Dacrydium tetragonum
Family: Podocarpaceae (Podocarpus Family)
Edible parts of Microcachrys tetragona:Fruit - raw. It is rather small, about the size of a small blackcurrant, and does not have much flavour.
Description of the plant:
(7 3/4 inch)
Habitat of the herb:Mountains in the alpine and sub-alpine zones.
Propagation of Microcachrys tetragona:Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame. The seed can be very slow to germinate, stored seed often requiring 12 months stratification. 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. Bird-sown seedlings, if they can be obtained, are the best way of propagating this plant.
Cultivation of the herb:Mountains in the alpine and sub-alpine zones.
Medicinal use of Microcachrys tetragona:None known
Known hazards of Microcachrys tetragona:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.