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Glochidion eriocarpum is a Deciduous Shrub up to 4.00 metres tall.
It has medicinal uses.
E. Asia - southern China.
Hillsides, waste places and roadsides[
]. Montane slopes, valleys scrub or grassy ground, sometimes forest edges at elevations of 130 - 1700 metres[
We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain. However, judging by its native range, it could succeed outdoors at least in the milder areas of the country. It is likely to require a sheltered sunny position with some protection from winter cold.
Antipruritic, astringent, febrifuge and salve[
All parts of the plant, or the roots and leaves, are used as medicine for the treatment of urticaria, mastitis, toothache, menorrhagia, dysentery, skin eczema, enteritis, etc[
Seed - we have no information for this species but recommend sowing the seed in a warm greenhouse, preferably as soon as ripe if this is possible. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first year. Plant out in early summer after the last expected frosts and consider giving the plant some protection from the frost during at least its first winter outdoors.