Euodia fraxinifolia (Hook.f.) Benth.
Philagonia fraxinifolia Hook.f.
Tetradium trichotomum Lour.
Euodia poilanei Guillaumin
Euodia impellucida Hand.-Mazz.
Tetradium fraxinifolium is a deciduous tree that can grow up to 12 metres tall[
The plant is harvested from the wilfd for local use as a source of food, medicine and materials.
E. Asia - southwestern China, Nepal, Bhutan, northeast India, Myanmar, northern Thailand, northern Vietnam
Well-drained forests and thickets; at elevations from 750 - 3,000 metres[
]. Second-growth forests; at elevations from 1,200 - 2,100 metres in the eastern Himalayas.
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According to one report, this species is not frost tolerant and so cannot be grown outdoors in Britain[
An easily grown plant, preferring a good loamy soil[
]. This report suggests that the plant might be hardy in Britain but gives no details.
A dioecious species - it produces separate male flowers and female flowers, and only one of those types is produced on any individual plant. Therefore both male and female-flowered forms of the plant usually need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
Fruit - cooked. Used in chutney[
]. A disagreeable aromatic smell[
]. The red fruits are about 12mm in diameter[
Another report says that it is the seeds that are used to add flavour and taste to lentil soups, fresh pickles, vegetables and curries[
The plant is used as an antipyretic[
The fruit is antipyretic and is used in the treatment of dysentery[
An oil from the seed is used in lighting[
An aromatic oil from the fruit is used in perfumery[
The wood is used in construction[
Seed - variable germination rates[
]. When they are 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 5 - 8cm with a heel. Fair to good percentage[
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