. The part of the plant is not specified but is likely to be the root[K].
There are no material uses listed for Megacarpaea delavayi.
There are no medicinal uses listed for Megacarpaea delavayi.
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.
Root cuttings may succeed
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We have almost no information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeeds outdoors in most of this country. It is a very ornamental plant
that is enormously variable in leaf, flower and fruit shape
. The flowers are normally hermaphrodite but are sometimes monoecious or reduced
. The plant is occasionally cultivated as a vegetable in China
. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus.
Prefers a light well-drained soil in a sunny position
Problems, pests & diseases
Associations & Interactions
There are no interactions listed for Megacarpaea delavayi. 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 Megacarpaea delavayi.
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Material uses & Functions
Native Climate Zones
Adapted Climate Zones
Native Geographical Range
Root Zone Tendancy
? 1.01.1 Tanaka. T. Tanaka's Cyclopaedia of Edible Plants of the World. Keigaku Publishing (1976-00-00)
? 2.02.12.22.32.4 [Flora of China] (1994-00-00)
? 3.03.13.2 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
? ? Alpine Garden Society Bulletin. Volume 56. Alpine Garden Society ()