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Useful Temperate Plants

Wikstroemia sikokiana

Franch. & Sav.

Thymelaeaceae

+ Synonyms

Daphne sikokiana (Franch. & Sav.) Halda

Diplomorpha sikokiana (Franch. & Sav.) Honda

Common Name:

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General Information

Wikstroemia sikokiana is a deciduous shrub that can grow up to 2.00 metres tall.
This is one of several species harvested for its fibre, used in Japan for making a high quality paper[
1789
Title
Khartasia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://khartasia-crcc.mnhn.fr/en
Publisher
Centre de Recherche sur la Conservation des Collections; Paris
Year
2020 (Accessed)
ISBN
 
Description
A website containing information on almost 100 species (as of March 2020) of fibre-producing plants that are used in paper making in eastern Asia. An excellent and developing resource.
].

Known Hazards

The sap of the plant is toxic[
1789
Title
Khartasia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://khartasia-crcc.mnhn.fr/en
Publisher
Centre de Recherche sur la Conservation des Collections; Paris
Year
2020 (Accessed)
ISBN
 
Description
A website containing information on almost 100 species (as of March 2020) of fibre-producing plants that are used in paper making in eastern Asia. An excellent and developing resource.
].

Botanical References

58
Title
Flora of Japan. (English translation)
Publication
 
Author
Ohwi. G.
Publisher
Smithsonian Institution
Year
1965
ISBN
-
Description
The standard work. Brilliant, but not for the casual reader.
,
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.
,
275
Title
Flora of Japan
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.foj.info
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line version of the flora - an excellent resource.

Range

E. Asia - central and southern Japan.

Habitat

Sunny forest areas, growing among rocks on mountain slopes; at elevations from 1,000 - 2,800 metres, occasionally to 3,500 metres[
1789
Title
Khartasia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://khartasia-crcc.mnhn.fr/en
Publisher
Centre de Recherche sur la Conservation des Collections; Paris
Year
2020 (Accessed)
ISBN
 
Description
A website containing information on almost 100 species (as of March 2020) of fibre-producing plants that are used in paper making in eastern Asia. An excellent and developing resource.
]

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *  *
HabitDeciduous Shrub
Height2.00 m
Growth RateSlow
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

200
The plant has proved to be difficult in cultivation[
1789
Title
Khartasia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://khartasia-crcc.mnhn.fr/en
Publisher
Centre de Recherche sur la Conservation des Collections; Paris
Year
2020 (Accessed)
ISBN
 
Description
A website containing information on almost 100 species (as of March 2020) of fibre-producing plants that are used in paper making in eastern Asia. An excellent and developing resource.
].
A slow-growing plant, it can take 5 - 7 years for the plant to reach a sufficient size (around 2 metres) for fibre harvesting[
1789
Title
Khartasia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://khartasia-crcc.mnhn.fr/en
Publisher
Centre de Recherche sur la Conservation des Collections; Paris
Year
2020 (Accessed)
ISBN
 
Description
A website containing information on almost 100 species (as of March 2020) of fibre-producing plants that are used in paper making in eastern Asia. An excellent and developing resource.
].
Much used as a source of fibre, 100 kilograms of harvested gampi gives three to five kilograms of paper.

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

A paper can be obtained from the bark[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
]. The paper is resistant to damage from insects[
1789
Title
Khartasia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://khartasia-crcc.mnhn.fr/en
Publisher
Centre de Recherche sur la Conservation des Collections; Paris
Year
2020 (Accessed)
ISBN
 
Description
A website containing information on almost 100 species (as of March 2020) of fibre-producing plants that are used in paper making in eastern Asia. An excellent and developing resource.
].

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Temperate Plants Database, Ken Fern. temperate.theferns.info. 2022-08-17. <temperate.theferns.info/plant/Wikstroemia+sikokiana>

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