(Megacodon stylophorus)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Megacodon stylophorus
Gentianaceae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    A paste of the root is applied as a poultice to wounds and swellings[272].

  • Edible Use

    Tender young leaves – cooked as a vegetable[272].

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame if this is possible. Otherwise sow it in early spring in a cold frame. Prick the seedlings out into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the greenhouse or cold frame for at least their first winter. Plant out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer. Division[200].
Requires a humus rich soil and a cool moist root run in a shelterd position in dappled shade[200]. Plants succeed well on the margins of ponds, close to streams (but not at the water’s edge), or in the peat, bog or woodland garden[200]. It is best to give the crowns of the plant some protection such as a mulch of bracken in the winter[200]. Plants are very prone to attack by slugs[200]. A very ornamental plant, especially when planted in groups[272].
E. Asia – Himalayas tpsouthwestern China.

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