Herb: Epaulette Tree
Latin name: Pterostyrax corymbosa
Synonyms: Halesia corymbosa
Family: Styracaceae (Storax Family)
Edible parts of Epaulette Tree:Leaves - cooked. A famine food, it is only used when all else fails.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Thickets around 1300 metres in Kiangsi. Damp shaded areas along streams in forests at elevations of 400 - 1600 metres.
Propagation of Epaulette Tree:Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame. Stored seed requires 3 months cold stratification at 5°C. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the greenhouse or cold frame for their first winter. Plant them out in the late spring or early summer of the following year. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame. Layering.
Cultivation of the herb:Thickets around 1300 metres in Kiangsi. Damp shaded areas along streams in forests at elevations of 400 - 1600 metres.
Medicinal use of Epaulette Tree:None known
Known hazards of Pterostyrax corymbosa:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.