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Useful Temperate Plants

Debregeasia saeneb

(Forssk.) Hepper & J.R.I.Wood

Urticaceae

+ Synonyms

Boehmeria hypoleuca Hochst. ex A.Rich.

Boehmeria salicifolia D.Don

Debregeasia bicolor (Roxb.) Wedd.

Debregeasia hypoleuca (Hochst. ex A.Rich.) Wedd.

Debregeasia salicifolia (D.Don) Rendle

Missiessya hypoleuca Wedd.

Morocarpus salicifolius (D. Don) Blume

Procris hypoleuca Steud.

Rhus saeneb Forssk.

Urtica bicolor Roxb.

Urtica salicifolia Roxb.

Common Name:

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General Information

Debregeasia saeneb is an evergreen shrub or small tree with pendulous branches; it can grow around 0.5 - 5 metres tall[
1947
Title
An Account of the Genus Debregeasia (Urticaceae-Boehmerieae)
Publication
Kew Bulletin, Vol. 43, No. 4 (1988), pp. 673-692
Author
Wilmot-Dear C.M.
Publisher
 
Year
1988
ISBN
 
Description
 
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use, mainly as a source of fibre but also for its edible fruit, as a medicine and source of materials. It is sometimes grown as a hedge[
1232
Title
Ethnobotanical Studies of Some Useful Shrubs and Trees of District Buner, NWFP, Pakistan
Publication
 
Author
Muhammad Hamayun
Publisher
Ethnobotany Project, WWF-Pakistan; Peshawar
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A brief guide to the traditional uses of 94 woody species from District Buner, NWFP, Pakistan
].

Known Hazards

Unlike many species in the nettle family (Urticaceae), members of this genus do not have stinging hairs[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
].

Botanical References

51
Title
Flowers of the Himalayas.
Publication
 
Author
Polunin. O. and Stainton. A.
Publisher
Oxford Universtiy Press
Year
1984
ISBN
-
Description
A very readable and good pocket guide (if you have a very large pocket!) to many of the wild plants in the Himalayas. Gives many examples of plant uses.
,
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
,
1947
Title
An Account of the Genus Debregeasia (Urticaceae-Boehmerieae)
Publication
Kew Bulletin, Vol. 43, No. 4 (1988), pp. 673-692
Author
Wilmot-Dear C.M.
Publisher
 
Year
1988
ISBN
 
Description
 

Range

Northwest Africa - Eritrea, Ethiopia, through Arabia to Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal, western China (Xinjiang, Xizang)

Habitat

Forests and shrubberies[
51
Title
Flowers of the Himalayas.
Publication
 
Author
Polunin. O. and Stainton. A.
Publisher
Oxford Universtiy Press
Year
1984
ISBN
-
Description
A very readable and good pocket guide (if you have a very large pocket!) to many of the wild plants in the Himalayas. Gives many examples of plant uses.
], chiefly along watercourses, at elevations from 1,500 - 2,400 metres[
146
Title
A Manual of Indian Timbers.
Publication
 
Author
Gamble. J. S.
Publisher
Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh
Year
1972
ISBN
-
Description
First written in the 19th century, but still a classic, giving a lot of information on the uses and habitats of Indian trees. Not for the casual reader.
,
158
Title
Forest Flora of Chakrata, Dehra Dun and Saharanpur.
Publication
 
Author
Gupta. B. L.
Publisher
Forest Research Institute Press
Year
1945
ISBN
-
Description
A good flora for the middle Himalayan forests, sparsly illustrated. Not really for the casual reader.
]. Shady, moist places by streams, forests in mountain valleys; at elevations from 1,000 - 3,000 metres[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
,
1947
Title
An Account of the Genus Debregeasia (Urticaceae-Boehmerieae)
Publication
Kew Bulletin, Vol. 43, No. 4 (1988), pp. 673-692
Author
Wilmot-Dear C.M.
Publisher
 
Year
1988
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *  *
HabitEvergreen Shrub
Height5.00 m
Self-fertileNo
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Debregeasia saeneb is a plant mainly of moist climates, found at moderate elevations in the subtropics of Asia and extending into the tropical regions of northeast Africa. Plants can tolerate occasional, short-lived lows to about -5°c and can be grown outdoors in the milder regions of the temperate zome[
260
Title
Conservatory and Indoor Plants Volumes 1 & 2
Publication
 
Author
Phillips. R. & Rix. M.
Publisher
Pan Books, London.
Year
1998
ISBN
0-330-37376-5
Description
Excellent photos of over 1,100 species and cultivars with habits and cultivation details plus a few plant uses. Many species are too tender for outdoors in Britain though there are many that can be grown outside.
].
Prefers a fertile well-drained loam with some shelter at the hottest part of the day[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
].
Plants are often dioecious (sometimes monoecious), both male and female forms will usually need to be grown if seed and fruit are required[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
].

Edible Uses

Fruit - raw or cooked[
272
Title
Plants and People of Nepal
Publication
 
Author
Manandhar. N. P.
Publisher
Timber Press. Oregon.
Year
2002
ISBN
0-88192-527-6
Description
Excellent book, covering over 1,500 species of useful plants from Nepal together with information on the geography and peoples of Nepal. Good descriptions of the plants with terse notes on their uses.
]. Sweet but insipid and mucilaginous[
158
Title
Forest Flora of Chakrata, Dehra Dun and Saharanpur.
Publication
 
Author
Gupta. B. L.
Publisher
Forest Research Institute Press
Year
1945
ISBN
-
Description
A good flora for the middle Himalayan forests, sparsly illustrated. Not really for the casual reader.
]. About the size of a pea[
51
Title
Flowers of the Himalayas.
Publication
 
Author
Polunin. O. and Stainton. A.
Publisher
Oxford Universtiy Press
Year
1984
ISBN
-
Description
A very readable and good pocket guide (if you have a very large pocket!) to many of the wild plants in the Himalayas. Gives many examples of plant uses.
,
146
Title
A Manual of Indian Timbers.
Publication
 
Author
Gamble. J. S.
Publisher
Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh
Year
1972
ISBN
-
Description
First written in the 19th century, but still a classic, giving a lot of information on the uses and habitats of Indian trees. Not for the casual reader.
]. It can be used as a flavouring[
177
Title
Plants for Human Consumption.
Publication
 
Author
Kunkel. G.
Publisher
Koeltz Scientific Books
Year
1984
ISBN
3874292169
Description
An excellent book for the dedicated. A comprehensive listing of Latin names with a brief list of edible parts.
,
1232
Title
Ethnobotanical Studies of Some Useful Shrubs and Trees of District Buner, NWFP, Pakistan
Publication
 
Author
Muhammad Hamayun
Publisher
Ethnobotany Project, WWF-Pakistan; Peshawar
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A brief guide to the traditional uses of 94 woody species from District Buner, NWFP, Pakistan
].

Medicinal

The aerial parts of the plant are dried and powdered, then mixed with mustard oil and then applied topically as an antifungal for curing skin rashes, dermatitis and eczema[
1232
Title
Ethnobotanical Studies of Some Useful Shrubs and Trees of District Buner, NWFP, Pakistan
Publication
 
Author
Muhammad Hamayun
Publisher
Ethnobotany Project, WWF-Pakistan; Peshawar
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A brief guide to the traditional uses of 94 woody species from District Buner, NWFP, Pakistan
].

Agroforestry Uses:

The plant can be trimmed and is sometimes grown as a hedge[
1232
Title
Ethnobotanical Studies of Some Useful Shrubs and Trees of District Buner, NWFP, Pakistan
Publication
 
Author
Muhammad Hamayun
Publisher
Ethnobotany Project, WWF-Pakistan; Peshawar
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A brief guide to the traditional uses of 94 woody species from District Buner, NWFP, Pakistan
].

Other Uses

A strong fibre is obtained from the bark[
272
Title
Plants and People of Nepal
Publication
 
Author
Manandhar. N. P.
Publisher
Timber Press. Oregon.
Year
2002
ISBN
0-88192-527-6
Description
Excellent book, covering over 1,500 species of useful plants from Nepal together with information on the geography and peoples of Nepal. Good descriptions of the plants with terse notes on their uses.
,
287
Title
Flora of Pakistan
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.efloras.org
Publisher
 
Year
 
ISBN
 
Description
As of 2006, there is not much information on habitats available, but it is being developed and promises to be an excellent resource.
]. Of excellent quality, it is used for making twine and rope[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
,
51
Title
Flowers of the Himalayas.
Publication
 
Author
Polunin. O. and Stainton. A.
Publisher
Oxford Universtiy Press
Year
1984
ISBN
-
Description
A very readable and good pocket guide (if you have a very large pocket!) to many of the wild plants in the Himalayas. Gives many examples of plant uses.
,
61
Title
A Dictionary of Plants Used by Man.
Publication
 
Author
Usher. G.
Publisher
Constable
Year
1974
ISBN
0094579202
Description
Forget the sexist title, this is one of the best books on the subject. Lists a very extensive range of useful plants from around the world with very brief details of the uses. Not for the casual reader.
,
123
Title
Encyclopaedia Britannica. 15th edition.
Publication
 
Author
?
Publisher
 
Year
 
ISBN
 
Description
It contains a few things of interest to the plant project.
,
140
Title
Siberian Ginseng.
Publication
 
Author
Kamen. B.
Publisher
 
Year
 
ISBN
 
Description
Detailed information for the lay person on this medicinal plant that is so widely used in the Orient and Russia.
,
158
Title
Forest Flora of Chakrata, Dehra Dun and Saharanpur.
Publication
 
Author
Gupta. B. L.
Publisher
Forest Research Institute Press
Year
1945
ISBN
-
Description
A good flora for the middle Himalayan forests, sparsly illustrated. Not really for the casual reader.
,
1232
Title
Ethnobotanical Studies of Some Useful Shrubs and Trees of District Buner, NWFP, Pakistan
Publication
 
Author
Muhammad Hamayun
Publisher
Ethnobotany Project, WWF-Pakistan; Peshawar
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A brief guide to the traditional uses of 94 woody species from District Buner, NWFP, Pakistan
].

The branches are used in thatching[
1232
Title
Ethnobotanical Studies of Some Useful Shrubs and Trees of District Buner, NWFP, Pakistan
Publication
 
Author
Muhammad Hamayun
Publisher
Ethnobotany Project, WWF-Pakistan; Peshawar
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A brief guide to the traditional uses of 94 woody species from District Buner, NWFP, Pakistan
].

Wood - soft and light. It is not much use[
158
Title
Forest Flora of Chakrata, Dehra Dun and Saharanpur.
Publication
 
Author
Gupta. B. L.
Publisher
Forest Research Institute Press
Year
1945
ISBN
-
Description
A good flora for the middle Himalayan forests, sparsly illustrated. Not really for the casual reader.
] and is employed mainly as a fuel[
272
Title
Plants and People of Nepal
Publication
 
Author
Manandhar. N. P.
Publisher
Timber Press. Oregon.
Year
2002
ISBN
0-88192-527-6
Description
Excellent book, covering over 1,500 species of useful plants from Nepal together with information on the geography and peoples of Nepal. Good descriptions of the plants with terse notes on their uses.
,
1232
Title
Ethnobotanical Studies of Some Useful Shrubs and Trees of District Buner, NWFP, Pakistan
Publication
 
Author
Muhammad Hamayun
Publisher
Ethnobotany Project, WWF-Pakistan; Peshawar
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A brief guide to the traditional uses of 94 woody species from District Buner, NWFP, Pakistan
].

Propagation

Seed - sow late winter to mid-summer in a greenhouse and only just cover the seed. Germination usually takes place within 1 - 2 months at 20°c[
175
Title
Focus on Plants. Volume 5. (formerly 'Growing from seed')
Publication
 
Author
Bird. R. (Editor)
Publisher
Thompson and Morgan.
Year
1991
ISBN
-
Description
Very readable magazine with lots of information on propagation. A good article on Corydalis spp.
]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.
Softwood cuttings in early summer[
1
Title
RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956
Publication
 
Author
F. Chittendon.
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Year
1951
ISBN
-
Description
Comprehensive listing of species and how to grow them. Somewhat outdated, it has been replaced in 1992 by a new dictionary (see [200]).
].
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