Callicarpa cana repanda Warb.
Callicarpa repanda (Warb.) K.Schum. & Warb.
Callicarpa erioclona is a lax-growing shrub with relatively few, slender branches; it can grow up to 200cm tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and a medicine.
The leaves are used as a fish poison[
E. Asia - Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia, New Guinea
Primary and secondary forests at low elevations[
Species in this genus generally require a sunny position or light dappled shade[
]. Prefers a highly fertile well-drained loamy soil[
Requires cross-pollination for good fruit production[
Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus[
Fruit - raw[
]. The small, spherical berry is around 3 - 4mm in diameter[
The leaves are used as a wash to treat skin conditions such as pruritis[
]. Mixed with coconut oil, the leaves are used to treat wounds[
Seed - sow in a nursery seedbed and only just cover the seed[
]. Germination usually takes place within 1 - 3 months at 18°c[
]. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on until large enough to plant out
Cuttings of half-ripe wood 10cm long in a frame. High percentage[
Cuttings of mature wood of the current season's growth with a heel[
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