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Edible uses

There are no edible uses listed for Pterocarya stenoptera.

Material uses

The leaves have insecticidal properties[1].

Unknown part

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

Anthelmintic, astringent, febrifuge, stomachic[2][3].

The leaves are used in the treatment of abscesses, eczema and scabies[1].

The stem bark is anthelmintic and carminative[1].


Ecosystem niche/layer


Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.


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Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame[4][5]. Pre-soak stored seed for 24 hours in warm water[4] then cold stratify for 2 - 3 months[6][5]. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots as soon as they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out in late spring or early summer of the following year[7].

Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame[5]. Cuttings of mature shoots, November in a frame. Only use vigorous shoots[5]. Layering.

Division of suckers in the dormant season[8].

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Prefers a sunny position in a rich strong loam with abundant moisture at the roots[9][10].

Succeeds in areas that do not experience prolonged winter temperatures below about -12°c[10], but young plants and the young shoots of older trees can be cut back by winter frosts[9]. Plants are tolerant of compacted soils[10]. The leaves are resinous to the touch and emit a resinous aroma[11]. The root system of this tree is too invasive for small gardens[10].

Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus[10].


Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

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Polycultures & Guilds

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Full Data

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Binomial name
Pterocarya stenoptera
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Hardiness Zone
Heat Zone
full sun
no shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
    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.
    Deciduous or Evergreen
    Herbaceous or Woody
    Life Cycle
    Growth Rate
    Mature Size
    Flower Colour
    Flower Type

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    1. ? Duke. J. A. and Ayensu. E. S. Medicinal Plants of China Reference Publications, Inc. ISBN 0-917256-20-4 (1985-00-00)
    2. ? 2.02.1 Usher. G. A Dictionary of Plants Used by Man. Constable ISBN 0094579202 (1974-00-00)
    3. ? 3.03.1 Stuart. Rev. G. A. Chinese Materia Medica. Taipei. Southern Materials Centre ()
    4. ? 4.04.1 McMillan-Browse. P. Hardy Woody Plants from Seed. Grower Books ISBN 0-901361-21-6 (1985-00-00)
    5. ? Dirr. M. A. and Heuser. M. W. The Reference Manual of Woody Plant Propagation. Athens Ga. Varsity Press ISBN 0942375009 (1987-00-00)
    6. ? Gordon. A. G. and Rowe. D. C. f. Seed Manual for Ornamental Trees and Shrubs. ()
    7. ? Chopra. R. N., Nayar. S. L. and Chopra. I. C. Glossary of Indian Medicinal Plants (Including the Supplement). Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi. (1986-00-00)
    8. ? Brickell. C. The RHS Gardener's Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd. ISBN 0-86318-386-7 (1990-00-00)
    9. ? Bean. W. Trees and Shrubs Hardy in Great Britain. Vol 1 - 4 and Supplement. Murray (1981-00-00)
    10. ? Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
    11. ? Genders. R. Scented Flora of the World. Robert Hale. London. ISBN 0-7090-5440-8 (1994-00-00)
    12. ? [Flora of China] (1994-00-00)

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