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Useful Temperate Plants

Panax sokpayensis

Shiva K.Sharma & Pandit

Araliaceae

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General Information

Panax sokpayensis is a herbaceous perennial plant growing from a stout tuberous rhizome; it produces a cluster of one or more unbranched stems around 80 - 130cm tall with 4 - 5 leaves in a whorl at the summit of the stem[
1773
Title
A New Species of Panax L. (Araliaceae) from Sikkim Himalaya, India
Publication
Systematic Botany (2009), 34(2): pp. 434-438
Author
Sharma S.K. & Pandit M.K.
Website
http:// 10.1600/036364409788606235
Publisher
 
Year
2009
ISBN
 
Description
 
]
This is one of several species in this genus, native to the Indian Himalayas, that are highly valued and widely used in traditional medicine and are harvested in quantity from the wild.
Panax sokpayensis has not yet been properly evaluated. However, it is known to have a narrow distribution with only a few populations and due to the high medicinal value of Panax species in traditional medicine, its rhizomes are harvested in quantity from natural habitats. Populations are known to have been reduced very significantly and the plant is considered to be 'Endangered'[
1773
Title
A New Species of Panax L. (Araliaceae) from Sikkim Himalaya, India
Publication
Systematic Botany (2009), 34(2): pp. 434-438
Author
Sharma S.K. & Pandit M.K.
Website
http:// 10.1600/036364409788606235
Publisher
 
Year
2009
ISBN
 
Description
 
]

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

1773
Title
A New Species of Panax L. (Araliaceae) from Sikkim Himalaya, India
Publication
Systematic Botany (2009), 34(2): pp. 434-438
Author
Sharma S.K. & Pandit M.K.
Website
http:// 10.1600/036364409788606235
Publisher
 
Year
2009
ISBN
 
Description
 

Range

E. Asia - India (eastern Himalayas)

Habitat

Deep, moist forests; at elevations around 1,940 - 2,368 metres[
1773
Title
A New Species of Panax L. (Araliaceae) from Sikkim Himalaya, India
Publication
Systematic Botany (2009), 34(2): pp. 434-438
Author
Sharma S.K. & Pandit M.K.
Website
http:// 10.1600/036364409788606235
Publisher
 
Year
2009
ISBN
 
Description
 
]

Properties

Conservation StatusEndangered
Medicinal Rating *  *  *
HabitPerennial
Height1.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


A plant of shady places in rich, moist but generally well-drained woodland soils[
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.
].
The roots of all the various Panax species are used medicinally. They are considered to be most effective if harvested when around 6 - 7 years old[
238
Title
Encyclopaedia of Herbs and their Uses.
Publication
 
Author
Bown. D.
Publisher
Dorling Kindersley, London.
Year
1995
ISBN
0-7513-020-31
Description
A very well presented and informative book on herbs from around the globe. Plenty in it for both the casual reader and the serious student. Just one main quibble is the silly way of having two separate entries for each plant.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The roots of all the various species in the genus Panax are known to be rich sources of a range of medicinally active compounds, especially saponins. All of the species, especially those in eastern Asia, are highly valued for their medicinal virtues. The best-known species in the genus (Panax ginseng) has a history of medicinal use going back many centuries. The other species are also valued in their own right, as well as often also being used and labelled as ginseng.

The plant is used medicinally[
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.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed - sow in a shady position in a cold frame preferably as soon as it is ripe, otherwise as soon as the seed is obtained. It can be very slow and erratic to germinate. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in a shady position in the greenhouse or frame for at least their first winter. Make sure the pots are deep enough to accommodate the roots. Plant out into their permanent positions in late summer.
Division in spring.
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