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Useful Temperate Plants

Tetradium daniellii

(Benn.) T.G.Hartley

Rutaceae

+ Synonyms

Ampacus daniellii (Benn.) Kuntze

Euodia daniellii (Benn.) Hemsl.

Euodia delavayi Dode

Euodia henryi Dode

Euodia hupehensis Dode

Euodia labordei Dode

Euodia sutchuenensis Dode

Euodia velutina Rehder & E.H.Wilson

Euodia vestita W.W.Sm.

Zanthoxylum bretschneideri Maxim.

Zanthoxylum daniellii Benn.

Common Name:

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General Information

Tetradium daniellii is a deciduous shrub or a tree with a rounded, spreading, umbrella-shaped crown; it usually grows up to 10 metres tall, but can reach 20 metres[
352
Title
KemperCentreForHomeGardeningPlantFinder
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.mobot.org/gardeninghelp/plantfinder/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden
Year
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ISBN
 
Description
Basic cultivation details, plant uses, habitat etc for several thousand species of plants, mainly from the temperate zone.
,
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
 
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and medicine. It is sometimes grown as an ornamental, valued especially for its summer display of flowers that attract insects and seeds that attract birds.

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.
,
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
 

Range

E. Asia - southwest China (Tibet, Yunnan), Korea.

Habitat

Forests, forest margins and open slopes; at elevations up to 3,200 metres[
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
 
]. Grows near dwellings[
151
Title
Corean Flora.
Publication
 
Author
Wilson. E. H. and Trollope. M. N.
Publisher
Royal Asiatic Society
Year
1918
ISBN
-
Description
A very small handbook, it does give a little bit of information on Korean plants.
]. Flat areas and sunny hillsides[
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.
].

Properties

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Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitDeciduous Tree
Height10.00 m
PollinatorsBees, Insects
Cultivation StatusOrnamental, Wild

Cultivation Details

Tetradium daniellii is a moderately cold-hardy plant, tolerating short periods with temperatures down to around -20°c when fully dormant[
352
Title
KemperCentreForHomeGardeningPlantFinder
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.mobot.org/gardeninghelp/plantfinder/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Basic cultivation details, plant uses, habitat etc for several thousand species of plants, mainly from the temperate zone.
]. According to one report, this species is not cold-hardy in temperate zones[
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.
], though a large healthy tree (planted in 1934?) was seen growing at Kew (hardiness zone 7 - 8) in 1989[
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].
An easily grown plant, preferring a consistently moist, moderately fertile, well-drained soil in full sun, though it is tolerant of some light shade[
352
Title
KemperCentreForHomeGardeningPlantFinder
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.mobot.org/gardeninghelp/plantfinder/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Basic cultivation details, plant uses, habitat etc for several thousand species of plants, mainly from the temperate zone.
].
A fast-growing plant in its first few years from seed[
352
Title
KemperCentreForHomeGardeningPlantFinder
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.mobot.org/gardeninghelp/plantfinder/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Basic cultivation details, plant uses, habitat etc for several thousand species of plants, mainly from the temperate zone.
].
The leaves and flowers are fragrant[
352
Title
KemperCentreForHomeGardeningPlantFinder
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.mobot.org/gardeninghelp/plantfinder/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Basic cultivation details, plant uses, habitat etc for several thousand species of plants, mainly from the temperate zone.
].
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

An edible oil is obtained from the fruit. Used for cooking[
105
Title
Tanaka's Cyclopedia of Edible Plants of the World.
Publication
 
Author
Tanaka. T. & Nakao S.
Publisher
Keigaku Publishing; Tokyo
Year
1976
ISBN
-
Description
The most comprehensive list of edible plants I've come across. Only the briefest entry for each species, though, and some of the entries are more than a little dubious. Not for the casual reader.
,
177
Title
Plants for Human Consumption
Publication
 
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.
,
183
Title
Cornucopia - A Source Book of Edible Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Facciola. S.
Publisher
Kampong Publications
Year
1990
ISBN
0-9628087-0-9
Description
Excellent. Contains a very wide range of conventional and unconventional food plants (including tropical) and where they can be obtained (mainly N. American nurseries but also research institutes and a lot of other nurseries from around the world.
]. Each fruit contains up to 10 seeds, half of which are fertile and up to 4mm long whilst the other half have an endosperm but no embryo and are up to 3.5mm long[
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
 
].

Medicinal

One report says that the plant has medicinal qualities, no further details are given[
174
Title
Atlas of Medicinal Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Kariyone. T.
Publisher
Nihon Rinshosha; Osaka
Year
1973
ISBN
 
Description
A good Japanese herbal.
].

Agroforestry Uses:

The flowers are very attractive to bees[
352
Title
KemperCentreForHomeGardeningPlantFinder
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.mobot.org/gardeninghelp/plantfinder/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Basic cultivation details, plant uses, habitat etc for several thousand species of plants, mainly from the temperate zone.
].

Other Uses

The oil from the fruit is used in making a hair oil[
151
Title
Corean Flora.
Publication
 
Author
Wilson. E. H. and Trollope. M. N.
Publisher
Royal Asiatic Society
Year
1918
ISBN
-
Description
A very small handbook, it does give a little bit of information on Korean plants.
].

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.
].
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