Herb latin name: Symplocos microcalyx

Family: Symplocaceae (Sweetleaf Family)

Edible parts of Symplocos microcalyx:

Leaves. No more details are given.

Description of the plant:


4 m
(13 feet)

to May

Habitat of the herb:

Subtropical evergreen forests, often along streamlets.

Other uses of Symplocos microcalyx:

We have no specific information for this plant but many species in this genus contain alum and can be used as mordants when dyeing.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - best sown in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe. Stored seed requires stratification and is best sown in a cold frame in late winter, it can take 12 months to germinate. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the cold frame for their first winter. Plant out in late spring or early summer. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 7 - 10cm with a heel, July/August in individual pots in a cold frame. Roots are formed in about 4 weeks. Good percentage.

Cultivation of Symplocos microcalyx:

Subtropical evergreen forests, often along streamlets.

Medicinal use of the herb:

None known

Known hazards of Symplocos microcalyx:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.