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Uses

Edible uses

There are no edible uses listed for Glyptostrobus pensilis.

Material uses

The roots have high buoyancy and are used to make life buoys, bottle corks, etc[1].

Tannins extracted from the bark and the cone scales are used in tanning, dyeing, and fishing nets[1]. Having an extensive root system, it is often planted in wet places for erosion control, to stabilize river banks and paddy field walls[2][3][1]. It is also used as a windbreak[1].

Wind-felled trees are used in constructing buildings, bridges and furniture[1].

Unknown part

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

Antidote, oxytocic. Cures ascites, treats animal bites and dropsy of pregnant women[4]. A decoction of the shoots is used in the treatment of fever, hepatitis, skin complaints etc. It is said to be an anodyne for animal bites[5].

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Canopy

Ecological Functions

Earth stabiliser


Windbreak

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed in a cold greenhouse in late winter. When they are 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 into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Give the plants some protection from the cold for their first few winters outdoors. Cuttings. Again, no details but we would try taking cuttings of mature wood in the late autumn or winter in a frame.

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Cultivation

Thriving beside water and in damp places, plants require a very damp soil and will prove hardier if they are standing in up to 60cm of water[2][3]. They prefer growing in areas with hot summers and will die within 2 years if they are planted in a dry site[2].

This species is rarely hardy in Britain[6], plants do not succeed outdoors at Kew[7]. Although said to succeed in zone 8, this species is barely hardy in colder zones without hot humid summers (to ripen the wood) and even then only attains 3 - 4 metres in height[3]. The southern distribution of this species is quite hardy but is sometimes thought to be tender due to its being planted in the wrong site. It must be given a wet soil, preferably standing water[2]. This species is considered to be a symbol of good luck in its native regions and consequently it is not normally deliberately felled by villagers[1]. Slower growing than the vegetatively similar swamp cypress, Taxodium distichum, it is late coming into leaf in the spring and also to lose its leaves in the autumn[2].

Trees occasionally reach 25 metres tall in the wild[7].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Glyptostrobus pensilis. 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 Glyptostrobus pensilis.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Glyptostrobus pensilis
Genus
Glyptostrobus
Family
Taxodiaceae
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
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
8
Heat Zone
?
Water
aquatic
Sun
full sun
Shade
no 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
    Fertility
    ?
    Pollinators
    Flower Colour
    ?
    Flower Type

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    References

    1. ? 1.01.11.21.31.41.51.6 [Flora of China] (1994-00-00)
    2. ? 2.02.12.22.32.42.5 Rushforth. K. Conifers. Christopher Helm ISBN 0-7470-2801-X (1987-00-00)
    3. ? 3.03.13.23.33.4 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
    4. ? 4.04.1 Stuart. Rev. G. A. Chinese Materia Medica. Taipei. Southern Materials Centre ()
    5. ? 5.05.1 Duke. J. A. and Ayensu. E. S. Medicinal Plants of China Reference Publications, Inc. ISBN 0-917256-20-4 (1985-00-00)
    6. ? F. Chittendon. RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956 Oxford University Press (1951-00-00)
    7. ? 7.07.17.2 Bean. W. Trees and Shrubs Hardy in Great Britain. Vol 1 - 4 and Supplement. Murray (1981-00-00)

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