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Disporopsis aspersa is a perennial plant that can grow up to 0.50 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine..
E. Asia - western China in Guangxi, Hubei, Hunan, Sichuan, Yunnan Provinces
Forests, shady places along valleys or streams at elevations of 700 - 2900 metres[
We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy outdoors in Britain, though judging by its native range it is likely to be hardy at least in the milder areas of the country[
The rhizome is tonic[
]. It is used in Vietnam in the treatment of general debility, persistent fever, hyperhidrosis, night sweats, polyuria, spermatorrhoea, dry cough and thirst[
]. The rhizome is harvested in the late summer when the fruit forms, and is dried for later use[