Pharnaceum suffruticosum Pall.
Geblera suffruticosa (Pall.) Fisch. & C.A.Mey.
Securinega suffruticosa (Pall.) Rehder
Xylophylla ramiflora Aiton
Phyllanthus ramiflorus (Aiton) Pers.
Xylophylla parviflora Bellardi ex Colla
Geblera chinensis Rupr.
Geblera sungariensis Rupr.
Phyllanthus fluggeoides Müll.Arg.
Securinega fluggeoides (Müll.Arg.) Müll.Arg.
Securinega ramiflora (Aiton) Müll.Arg.
Securinega japonica Miq.
Flueggea japonica (Miq.) Pax
Acidoton flueggeoides (Müll.Arg.) Kuntze
Acidoton ramiflorus (Aiton) Kuntze
Phyllanthus trigonocladus Ohwi
Flueggea flueggeoides (Müll.Arg.) G.L.Webster
Securinega multiflora S.B.Liang
Flueggea trigonoclada (Ohwi) T.Kuros.
Flueggea suffruticosa is a deciduous shrub that can grow up to 150cm 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.
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[
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[