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Useful Temperate Plants

Melicope pteleifolia

(Champ. ex Benth.) T.G.Hartley

Rutaceae

+ Synonyms

Euodia gracilis Kurz

Euodia lepta (Spreng.) Merr.

Euodia oreophila Guillaumin

Euodia pteleifolia (Champ. ex Benth.) Merr.

Euodia triphylla cambodiana Pierre

Ilex lepta Spreng.

Lepta triphylla Lour.

Zanthoxylum pteleifolium Champ. ex Benth.

Common Name:

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General Information

Melicope pteleifolia is a deciduous shrub or small tree, occasionall adopting a scrambling habit; it can grow from 1 - 14 metres tall[
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.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

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.

Range

E. Asia - southern China, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam.

Habitat

Evergreen and mixed deciduous forests and forest margins, thickets, swamp forests, open places; from near sea level to 2,300( metres, occasionally to 2,800 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.
]. Forest edges on hillsides and by streams[
147
Title
A Barefoot Doctors Manual.
Publication
 
Author
?
Publisher
Running Press; Philadelphica.
Year
1977
ISBN
0-914294-92-X
Description
A very readable herbal from China, combining some modern methods with traditional chinese methods.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitDeciduous Tree
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Melicope pteleifolia can be found from the subtropical regions of southeastern China to the tropics of southeastern Asia.
Judging by the needs of other members of this genus it is probably easily grown in a good loamy soil.
A dioecious species - it produces separate male flowers and female flowers, and only one of those types is produced on any individual plant. Therefore both male and female-flowered forms of the plant usually need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
1663
Title
A Revision of the genus Tetradium (Rutaceae)
Publication
The Gardens' Bulletin Singapore Vol 34:1 pp 91-131, 1981
Author
Hartley T.G.
Publisher
Botanic Gardens Parks and Recreation Dept., Singapore
Year
1981
ISBN
0374-7859
Description
 
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The roots and leaves are antipruritic, depurative and febrifuge[
147
Title
A Barefoot Doctors Manual.
Publication
 
Author
?
Publisher
Running Press; Philadelphica.
Year
1977
ISBN
0-914294-92-X
Description
A very readable herbal from China, combining some modern methods with traditional chinese methods.
]. A decoction is used in the treatment of arthritis, fever, chickenpox, fever, epidemic influenza, meningitis, infectious hepatitis etc[
147
Title
A Barefoot Doctors Manual.
Publication
 
Author
?
Publisher
Running Press; Philadelphica.
Year
1977
ISBN
0-914294-92-X
Description
A very readable herbal from China, combining some modern methods with traditional chinese methods.
,
218
Title
Medicinal Plants of China
Publication
 
Author
Duke. J. A. and Ayensu. E. S.
Publisher
Reference Publications, Inc.
Year
1985
ISBN
0-917256-20-4
Description
Details of over 1,200 medicinal plants of China and brief details of their uses. Often includes an analysis, or at least a list of constituents. Heavy going if you are not into the subject.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed - sow late winter in a greenhouse. Variable germination rates[
78
Title
Propagation of Trees, Shrubs and Conifers.
Publication
 
Author
Sheat. W. G.
Publisher
MacMillan and Co
Year
1948
ISBN
-
Description
A bit dated but a good book on propagation techniques with specific details for a wide range of plants.
]. 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. Give the plants some protection from the cold for their first winter outdoors.
Cuttings of half-ripe wood (preferably forced in a greenhouse), 5 - 8cm with a heel, early summer to August in a warm greenhouse. Fair to good percentage[
78
Title
Propagation of Trees, Shrubs and Conifers.
Publication
 
Author
Sheat. W. G.
Publisher
MacMillan and Co
Year
1948
ISBN
-
Description
A bit dated but a good book on propagation techniques with specific details for a wide range of plants.
].
Cite as: Temperate Plants Database, Ken Fern. temperate.theferns.info. 2020-10-01. <temperate.theferns.info/plant/Melicope+pteleifolia>

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