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(Alangium platanifolium)

Marlea platanifolium.
Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Alangium platanifolium

The leaves and the bark of the root are used as an insecticide[178]. The leaves and stem bark according to another report[218].

  • Medicinal Use

    The root is used in the treatment of rheumatism and other bone diseases[218].

  • Edible Use

    Young leaves – cooked[177].

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – we have no details for this species but suggest sowing the seed in a greenhouse in the spring. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out in early summer and consider giving them some protection from the cold for their first winter outdoors. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in sand in a frame[200].
Succeeds in any moderately fertile well-drained soil[200]. Requires full sun and a sheltered position[182, 200]. A fairly hardy plant[1], but it does not succeed outdoors at Kew, the soft pithy shoots being cut back by winter cold[11]. It grows well in Gloucestershire[11, 182]. This species is closely related to A. chinense[200].
E. Asia – China, Japan.

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