Herb latin name: Nertera ciliata
Family: Rubiaceae (Madder Family)
Edible parts of Nertera ciliata:Fruit - raw. The fruit is a berry about 4mm in diameter with a single seed.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Lowland to montane forests, North, South and Stewart Islands, southwards from latitude 43°s.
Propagation of Nertera ciliata:Seed - sow spring in a shaded part of a cool greenhouse or cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in a lightly shaded position 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 the plants some protection from the cold for their first winter outdoors. Division in spring.
Cultivation of the herb:Lowland to montane forests, North, South and Stewart Islands, southwards from latitude 43°s.
Medicinal use of Nertera ciliata:None known
Known hazards of Nertera ciliata:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.