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Useful Temperate Plants

Catolobus pendulus

(L.) Al-Shehbaz

Brassicaceae

+ Synonyms

Arabis hispida Moench

Arabis ligulifolia Nakai

Arabis oxyota DC.

Arabis patrianiana DC.

Arabis pendula L.

Arabis subpendula Ohwi

Crucifera pendula E.H.L.Krause

Erysimum pendulum (L.) Kuntze

Turrita pendula (L.) Wallr.

Common Name:

Catolobus pendulus
Catolobus pendulus Catolobus pendulus

General Information

Catolobus pendulus is an erect, biennial plant with a stem that is branched above; it grows around 30 - 110cm tall, exceptionally to 170cm[
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 food.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

50
Title
Flora Europaea
Publication
 
Author
?
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Year
1964
ISBN
-
Description
An immense work in 6 volumes (including the index). The standard reference flora for Europe, it is very terse though and with very little extra information. Not for the casual reader.
,
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.

Range

Northen Europe - Belarus, Ukraine, Russia, through northern Asia to the far East, China, Japan and Korea

Habitat

Rocky slopes, roadsides, woodlands, meadows, limestone cliffs, hillsides, waste places, thickets, forest margins, valleys, river banks, grassy areas, deserts; at elevations from near sea level to 4,300 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.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitBiennial
Height0.90 m
PollinatorsBees, Lepidoptera
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


Species in this genus are generally easily grown in ordinary well-drained soil[
1
Title
RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956
Publication
 
Author
F. Chittendon.
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Year
1951
ISBN
-
Description
Comprehensive listing of species and how to grow them. Somewhat outdated, it has been replaced in 1992 by a new dictionary (see [200]).
].

Edible Uses

Young leaves - cooked[
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.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed - it is best to surface sow the seed as soon as it is ripe in a light position in a cold frame[
134
Title
Growing from Seed. Volume 2.
Publication
 
Author
Rice. G. (Editor)
Publisher
Thompson and Morgan.
Year
1988
ISBN
-
Description
Very readable magazine with lots of information on propagation. An interesting article on Ensete ventricosum.
]. Seed can also be sown in spring. It usually germinates in 2 - 3 weeks at 21°c[
134
Title
Growing from Seed. Volume 2.
Publication
 
Author
Rice. G. (Editor)
Publisher
Thompson and Morgan.
Year
1988
ISBN
-
Description
Very readable magazine with lots of information on propagation. An interesting article on Ensete ventricosum.
]. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer.
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