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Daphne involucrata is a Deciduous Shrub
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine..
All parts of the plant are poisonous. Skin contact with the sap can cause dermatitis in some people.
E. Asia - Himalayas.
Found at elevations up to 1800 metres in Sikkim[
|Pollinators||Bees, Flies, Lepidoptera
We have very little information on this species and doubt that it will be hardy in Britain. A good sandy loam suits most members of this genus[
Plants are resentful of root disturbance and should be planted into their permanent positions as soon as possible[
According to one report the correct name for this species is Eriosolena involucrata[
A paper is made from the bark. It is equal in quality to D. papyracea and D. bholua[
Seed - best sown in a greenhouse as soon as it is ripe with the pot sealed in a polythene bag to hold in the moisture. Remove this bag as soon as germination takes place[
]. The seed usually germinates better if it is harvested 'green' (when it has fully developed but before it dries on the plant) and sown immediately. Germination should normally take place by spring, though it sometimes takes a further year. Stored seed is more problematic. It should be warm stratified for 8 - 12 weeks at 20°c followed by 12 - 14 weeks at 3°c. Germination may still take another 12 months or more at 15°c[
]. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots as soon as they are large enough to handle. Grow the plants on in the greenhouse for their first winter and then plant out in spring after the last expected frosts.
Cuttings of half-ripe wood, mid summer in a frame.