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Uses

Toxic parts

Although no records of toxicity have been found for this species, the fruits of at least some members of this genus are known to contain liver toxins and can be harmful in large quantities[1].

Edible uses

Notes

Fruit - raw or cooked[2]. Juicy and sweet but with an aroma that is not entirely pleasant[2][3]. Some people find the fruit rather salty and bitter[4][3]. The fruit is about 6mm in diameter[5]. Some caution is advised, see notes above on possible toxicity.

Fruit

Material uses

Plants can be grown as a hedge or screen, tolerating maritime exposure[6][7].

The plant is fire resistant[7].

Wood - hard. Used in turnery and cabinet making[4].

Unknown part

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

There are no medicinal uses listed for Myoporum insulare.

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Hedge

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse. 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. Consider giving the plants some protection from the cold for their first few winters outdoors. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 5 - 10cm with a heel, July/August in a frame. Pot up in the autumn. Good percentage[8].

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Cultivation

Easily grown in most soils[7]. Succeeds in dry soils[5]. Tolerates maritime exposure and salt spray[4][6][7].

This species is not very hardy in mainland Britain, it succeeds outdoors on the Scilly Isles[9] but usually requires greenhouse protection elsewhere[9]. Plants are hardy to at least -7°c in Australian gardens[6] but this cannot be translated directly to British gardens due to our cooler summers and longer colder and wetter winters. There is some confusion over this name. [4] gives M. serrata as a synonym of this species whilst [5] says that M. serrata is a synonym of M. tetrandrum. We have followed this last treatment.

Closely related to M. ellipticum and M. montanum (Syn M. acuminatum)[3].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Myoporum insulare. 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 Myoporum insulare.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Myoporum insulare
Genus
Myoporum
Family
Myoporaceae
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
9
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
no shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
  • Strong wind
  • Maritime exposure
Ecosystems
Native Climate Zones
None listed.
Adapted Climate Zones
None listed.
Native Geographical Range
None listed.
Native Environment
None listed.
Ecosystem Niche
None listed.
Root Zone Tendancy
None listed.
Life
Deciduous or Evergreen
Herbaceous or Woody
Life Cycle
Growth Rate
?
Mature Size
3 x meters
Fertility
?
Pollinators
?
Flower Colour
?
Flower Type

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References

  1. ? Crowe. A. Native Edible Plants of New Zealand. Hodder and Stoughton ISBN 0-340-508302 (1990-00-00)
  2. ? 2.02.12.2 Cribb. A. B. and J. W. Wild Food in Australia. Fontana ISBN 0-00-634436-4 (1976-00-00)
  3. ? 3.03.13.23.3 Low. T. Wild Food Plants of Australia. Angus and Robertson. ISBN 0-207-14383-8 (1989-00-00)
  4. ? 4.04.14.24.34.44.54.6 Ewart. A. J. Flora of Victoria. ()
  5. ? 5.05.15.25.35.4 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
  6. ? 6.06.16.26.3 Wrigley. J. W. and Fagg. M. Australian Native Plants. Collins. (Australia) ISBN 0-7322-0021-0 (1988-00-00)
  7. ? 7.07.17.27.37.4 Holliday. I. and Hill. R. A Field Guide to Australian Trees. Frederick Muller Ltd. ISBN 0-85179-627-3 (1974-00-00)
  8. ? Sheat. W. G. Propagation of Trees, Shrubs and Conifers. MacMillan and Co (1948-00-00)
  9. ? 9.09.1 F. Chittendon. RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956 Oxford University Press (1951-00-00)

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