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Useful Temperate Plants

Koyamacalia pseudotaimingasa

(Nakai) H.Rob. & Brettell

Asteraceae

+ Synonyms

Cacalia pseudo-taimingasa Nakai

Parasenecio pseudotaimingasa (Nakai) B.U.Oh

Common Name:

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General Information

Koyamacalia pseudotaimingasa is a herbaceous, perennial plant with a stout stem up to 2 metres tall.
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food. The leaves are large and attractive and so the plant is sometimes grown as an ornamental[
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Koyamacalia pseudotaimingasa is endemic to South Korea, with a restricted distribution on mountain areas in the Jeolanam-do and Gyeongsangnam-do provinces. The main threat to this species is the loss of mature individuals by illegal collection for food and ornamental uses. Most of them are found along mountain trails, so its habitats are vulnerable to habitat degradation by hikers. It is classified as 'Vulnerable' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

E. Asia - southern Korea.

Habitat

Mountain woods[
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The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
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Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
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0-333-47494-5
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Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
]. The understorey of mixed forests, growing on rich, well-drained soils, often becoming abundant where it occurs, growing in dense patches and able to colonize disturbed sites; at elevations from 300 - 1,500 metres[
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http://www.iucnredlist.org/
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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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Properties

Conservation StatusVulnerable
Edibility Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height1.50 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusOrnamental, Wild

Cultivation Details


Species in this genus generally prefer a moist peaty or leafy lime-free soil in shade or semi-shade[
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 tend to be somewhat invasive, they are best suited to naturalizing in the wild or woodland garden[
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.
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Edible Uses

Young leaves - cooked[
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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.
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Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed - we have no information on this species but suggest sowing the seed in spring in a cold frame. Surface sow or only just cover the seed and do not allow the compost to dry out. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in light shade until they are large enough to plant out.
Division in spring.
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