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Useful Temperate Plants

Daphne sophia

Kolenicz.

Thymelaeaceae


This species is closely related to, and has sometimes been considered identical to, Daphne altaicaPall.[
74
Title
Flora of the USSR.
Publication
 
Author
Komarov. V. L.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Israel Program for Scientific Translation
Year
1968
ISBN
-
Description
An immense (25 or more large volumes) and not yet completed translation of the Russian flora. Full of information on plant uses and habitats but heavy going for casual readers. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].
Daphne sophia is treated as a separate species, very close to other Daphne species of the series Alpina: Daphne altaica Pall. - endemic of the Altaj flora; Daphne caucasica Pall. - endemic to the Caucasus; and Daphne taurica Kotov. - endemic to Crimea[
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Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
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Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
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ISBN
 
Description
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+ Synonyms

Daphne oleoides Czern. ex Meisn.

Common Name:

No Image.

General Information

Daphne sophia is a shrub growing around 30 - 175cm tall. The plant spreads by suckers to forma small clump[
74
Title
Flora of the USSR.
Publication
 
Author
Komarov. V. L.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Israel Program for Scientific Translation
Year
1968
ISBN
-
Description
An immense (25 or more large volumes) and not yet completed translation of the Russian flora. Full of information on plant uses and habitats but heavy going for casual readers. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine. It is grown as an ornamental, valued especially for its heavily scented floral display[
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Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
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Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Publisher
 
Year
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ISBN
 
Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
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Daphne sophia is restricted to the Central Russian Upland where it is found at 13 severely fragmented localities The habitat is declining due to logging, forest plantations and quarrying; in addition the whole plant is dug up from the wild to plant in private gardens. The plant is classified as 'Endangered' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2011)[
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Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

74
Title
Flora of the USSR.
Publication
 
Author
Komarov. V. L.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Israel Program for Scientific Translation
Year
1968
ISBN
-
Description
An immense (25 or more large volumes) and not yet completed translation of the Russian flora. Full of information on plant uses and habitats but heavy going for casual readers. It can be downloaded from the Internet.

Range

Eastern Europe - Ukraine, central ands outhern European Russia

Habitat

Woods and scrub on chalky slopes[
74
Title
Flora of the USSR.
Publication
 
Author
Komarov. V. L.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Israel Program for Scientific Translation
Year
1968
ISBN
-
Description
An immense (25 or more large volumes) and not yet completed translation of the Russian flora. Full of information on plant uses and habitats but heavy going for casual readers. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
]. Grows in ecotones between forest and steppe vegetation, the habitats are adjacent to forest fringes on slopes of gorges or river terraces in beech woods[
338
Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
].

Properties

Conservation StatusEndangered
Medicinal Rating *
HabitShrub
Height0.70 m
Cultivation StatusOrnamental, Wild

Cultivation Details


Most of the European species prefer a neutral soil; they also like good drainage combined with abundant moisture. A soil of good sandy loam is likely to suit the majority[
11
Title
Trees and Shrubs Hardy in Great Britain. Vol 1 - 4 and Supplement.
Publication
 
Author
Bean. W.
Publisher
Murray
Year
1981
ISBN
-
Description
A classic with a wealth of information on the plants, but poor on pictures.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The plant is used medicinally[
338
Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed - best harvested as soon as the fruits show colour and sown immediately[
11
Title
Trees and Shrubs Hardy in Great Britain. Vol 1 - 4 and Supplement.
Publication
 
Author
Bean. W.
Publisher
Murray
Year
1981
ISBN
-
Description
A classic with a wealth of information on the plants, but poor on pictures.
].
Division of suckers
Cite as: Temperate Plants Database, Ken Fern. temperate.theferns.info. 2022-08-16. <temperate.theferns.info/plant/Daphne+sophia>

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