Herb latin name: Rubus xanthocarpus
Family: Rosaceae (Rose Family)
Medicinal use of Rubus xanthocarpus:The entire young plant is used in medicine. No more details are given.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Stony places. Roadsides, slopes, forests and rocky ravines at elevations of 600 - 3200 metres in Anhui, Gansu, Shaanxi, Sichuan and Yunnan Provinces.
Edible parts of Rubus xanthocarpus:Fruit - raw or cooked. It is also used for making jams, jelly and wine. Raspberry flavoured. The orange-yellow fruit is about 15mm in diameter.
Other uses of the herb:A purple to dull blue dye is obtained from the fruit.
Propagation of Rubus xanthocarpus:Seed - requires stratification and is best sown in early autumn in a cold frame. Stored seed requires one month stratification at about 3°C and is best sown as early as possible in the year. Prick out the seedlings when they are large enough to handle and grow on in a cold frame. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring of the following year. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame. Tip layering in July. Plant out in autumn. Division in early spring or just before leaf-fall in the autumn.
Cultivation of the herb:Stony places. Roadsides, slopes, forests and rocky ravines at elevations of 600 - 3200 metres in Anhui, Gansu, Shaanxi, Sichuan and Yunnan Provinces.
Known hazards of Rubus xanthocarpus:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.