Elatostema paragungshanense W.T.Wang
Elatostema dissectum is a herbaceous, perennial plant growing 30 - 100cm tall. The erect or ascending stems are usually simple, but are sometimes branched[
The edible leaves are sometimes gathered from the wild for local consumption.
Unlike many other plants in the nettle family (Urticaceae), plants in this genus do not have stinging hairs[
E. Asia - China, Bhutan, Sikkim, NE India, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam.
Montane forests, evergreen riverine forests, or valley forests; at elevations from 500 - 2,100 metres in China[
Plants can be either dioecious or monoecious[
]. If dioecious forms are grown then both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required.
Young leaves - cooked[
]. No more details are given.
Seed - sow spring in situ.
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