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Uses

Edible uses

Notes

Fruit - raw. It has very little flesh[1][2]. The orange berry is about 10mm in diameter[3]. Root - raw[4]. Juicy with a sweet flavour[5][2], but barely worth the effort of excavating them[2]. The roots bear small tubers up to 3cm long[2]. It has been suggested that these tubers are probably capable of enlargement through cultivation[2].

Fruit

Material uses

There are no material uses listed for Eustrephus latifolius.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

There are no medicinal uses listed for Eustrephus latifolius.

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Climber

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant out into their permanent positions in early summer. Division in spring.

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Cultivation

Requires a sheltered position with plenty of humus in the soil[6]. Succeeds in heavy shade in Australian gardens, requiring shade in most soil types[7].

This species is not very hardy in Britain, though it can succeed outdoors in the mildest areas of the country[6]. It tolerates temperatures down to at least -7°c in Australian gardens[7], but this cannot be translated directly to British gardens due to our cooler summers and longer, colder and wetter winters.

Plants require support by tying[7].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Eustrephus latifolius. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.

Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Eustrephus latifolius.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Eustrephus latifolius
Genus
Eustrephus
Family
Philesiaceae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
?
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
Shade
partial shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
    Ecosystems
    Native Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Adapted Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Native Geographical Range
    None listed.
    Native Environment
    None listed.
    Ecosystem Niche
    Root Zone Tendancy
    None listed.
    Life
    Deciduous or Evergreen
    ?
    Herbaceous or Woody
    Life Cycle
    Growth Rate
    ?
    Mature Size
    x meters
    Fertility
    ?
    Pollinators
    ?
    Flower Colour
    ?
    Flower Type











    References

    1. ? 1.01.1 Cribb. A. B. and J. W. Wild Food in Australia. Fontana ISBN 0-00-634436-4 (1976-00-00)
    2. ? 2.02.12.22.32.42.5 Low. T. Wild Food Plants of Australia. Angus and Robertson. ISBN 0-207-14383-8 (1989-00-00)
    3. ? 3.03.1 Carolin. R. & Tindale. M. Flora of the Sydney Region Reed. Australia. ISBN 0730104001 (1993-00-00)
    4. ? 4.04.1 Kunkel. G. Plants for Human Consumption. Koeltz Scientific Books ISBN 3874292169 (1984-00-00)
    5. ? 5.05.15.2 Ewart. A. J. Flora of Victoria. ()
    6. ? 6.06.16.2 F. Chittendon. RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956 Oxford University Press (1951-00-00)
    7. ? 7.07.17.2 Wrigley. J. W. and Fagg. M. Australian Native Plants. Collins. (Australia) ISBN 0-7322-0021-0 (1988-00-00)