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Useful Temperate Plants

Disporopsis aspersa

(Hua) Engl. ex Diels

Asparagaceae

+ Synonyms

Aulisconema aspersa Hua

Common Name:

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General Information

Disporopsis aspersa is a herbaceous, perennial plant growing from a creeping, fleshy rhizomatous rootstock around 3 - 11mm thick. The arching stems are usually 10 - 40cm tall, occasionally to 90cm[
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 - southeast China (Guangxi, Hubei, Hunan, Sichuan, Yunnan)

Habitat

Forests, shady places along valleys or streams at elevations of 700 - 2900 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

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height0.50 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Disporopsis aspersa is native to the warm temperate to subtropical climate of southeastern China. It is likely to be not very cold tolerant, but should experience light frosts.

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The rhizome is tonic[
283
Title
Medicinal Plants in Vietnam
Publication
 
Author
Nguyen Van Dan & Doan Thi Nhu
Publisher
World Health Organisation
Year
1989
ISBN
92 9061 101 4
Description
An excellent book, giving information on over 200 plants, their medicinal compounds and applications.
]. It is used in Vietnam in the treatment of general debility, persistent fever, hyperhidrosis, night sweats, polyuria, spermatorrhoea, dry cough and thirst[
283
Title
Medicinal Plants in Vietnam
Publication
 
Author
Nguyen Van Dan & Doan Thi Nhu
Publisher
World Health Organisation
Year
1989
ISBN
92 9061 101 4
Description
An excellent book, giving information on over 200 plants, their medicinal compounds and applications.
].
The rhizome is harvested in the late summer when the fruit forms, and is dried for later use[
283
Title
Medicinal Plants in Vietnam
Publication
 
Author
Nguyen Van Dan & Doan Thi Nhu
Publisher
World Health Organisation
Year
1989
ISBN
92 9061 101 4
Description
An excellent book, giving information on over 200 plants, their medicinal compounds and applications.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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