Herb latin name: Nertera cunninghamii
Family: Rubiaceae (Madder Family)
Edible parts of Nertera cunninghamii: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 damp forests, shrubland and boggy places, North and South Islands, between latitudes 35 to 44°s.
Propagation of Nertera cunninghamii: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 damp forests, shrubland and boggy places, North and South Islands, between latitudes 35 to 44°s.
Medicinal use of Nertera cunninghamii:None known
Known hazards of Nertera cunninghamii:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.