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Common Name: Epaulette Tree
Pterostyrax corymbosa is a deciduous tree that can grow up to 12.00 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
E. Asia - China, Japan.
Thickets around 1300 metres in Kiangsi[
]. Damp shaded areas along streams in forests at elevations of 400 - 1600 metres[
Leaves - cooked. A famine food, it is only used when all else fails[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame. Stored seed requires 3 months cold stratification at 5°c[
]. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the greenhouse or cold frame for their first winter. Plant them out in the late spring or early summer of the following year.
Cuttings of half-ripe wood, mid summer in a frame[