Elatostema approximatum Wedd.
Elatostema densiflorum Franch. & Sav.
Elatostema nipponicum Makino
Elatostema webbianum Wedd.
Elatostema cuneatum is a herbaceous perennial plant producing a cluster of erect, unbranched stems growing 2.5 - 25cm tall[
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 -Japan, Korea, southern China, India, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Indonesia (Java)
Shaded places in lowland areas of northern and central Japan[
]. Valley forests and precipices; at elevations from 1,200 - 1,400 metres in S. Yunnan[
Plants are dioecious - male and female plants must be grown if seed is required[
Young leaves - cooked[
Seed - sow spring in situ.