Acidoton flueggeoides (Müll.Arg.) Kuntze
Acidoton ramiflorus (Aiton) Kuntze
Flueggea flueggeoides (Müll.Arg.) G.L.Webster
Flueggea japonica (Miq.) Pax
Flueggea trigonoclada (Ohwi) T.Kuros.
Geblera chinensis Rupr.
Geblera suffruticosa (Pall.) Fisch. & C.A.Mey.
Geblera sungariensis Rupr.
Pharnaceum suffruticosum Pall.
Phyllanthus fluggeoides Müll.Arg.
Phyllanthus ramiflorus (Aiton) Pers.
Phyllanthus trigonocladus Ohwi
Securinega fluggeoides (Müll.Arg.) Müll.Arg.
Securinega japonica Miq.
Securinega multiflora S.B.Liang
Securinega ramiflora (Aiton) Müll.Arg.
Securinega suffruticosa (Pall.) Rehder
Xylophylla parviflora Bellardi ex Colla
Xylophylla ramiflora Aiton
Flueggea suffruticosa is a deciduous shrub that usually grows around 100 - 300cm tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and a medicine. The leaves are sometimes sold in local food markets in Korea[
E. Asia - southeastern Siberia, Russian Far East, Mongolia, China, Japan, Korea.
Scrubby slopes, forest margins; at elevations from 500 - 2,500 metres[
]. Thickets and grassy slopes in C. and S. Japan[
Succeeds in any rich loamy soil in a sunny position[
A dioecious species - both male and female forms must be grown if fruit and seed are required.
Young budlings, dried and steeped in water[
]. (Does this refer to the leaf buds or the flower buds?)
]. No further details are given.
This plant is commonly used in Chinese herbalism, where it is considered to be one of the 50 fundamental herbs[
]. It is used in the treatment of contusions and nervous paralysis[
]. The plant contains securinine, this acts as a stimulant on the central nervous system - it is particularly useful in the treatment of facial paralysis and is also thought to be of value in the treatment of multiple sclerosis, infantile paralysis and neurasthemia[
Seed - we have no information for this species but would suggest sowing the seed as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame. It should germinate freely in spring[
]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.
Cuttings of half-ripe wood, mid summer in sand in a frame[