Herb latin name: Pteroceltis tatarinowii
Family: Ulmaceae (Elm Family)
Description of the plant:
Habitat of Pteroceltis tatarinowii:Mountainous regions on limestone, river and stream banks at elevations of 100 - 1500 metres.
Other uses of the herb:A fibre obtained from the bark is used in the manufacturing of Xuan Paper. An oil is extracted from the seeds. No details are given as to whether the oil is edible or its other uses. The tree has a good quality timber.
Propagation of Pteroceltis tatarinowii:Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame. Stored seed is best given 2 - 3 months cold stratification and then sown February/March in a greenhouse. Germination rates are usually good, though the stored seed might take 12 months or more to germinate. The seed can be stored for up to 5 years. As soon as they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots. The leaves of seedlings often have a lot of white patches without chlorophyll, this is normal and older plants produce normal green leaves. Grow the seedlings on in a cold frame for their first winter, and plant them out in the following late spring or early summer. Give them some protection from the cold for their first winter outdoors. Cuttings
Cultivation of the herb:Mountainous regions on limestone, river and stream banks at elevations of 100 - 1500 metres.
Medicinal use of Pteroceltis tatarinowii:None known
Known hazards of Pteroceltis tatarinowii:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.