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Useful Temperate Plants

Stauntonia brachyandra

(H.N.Qin) Christenh.

Lardizabalaceae


We are following the treatment of Christenhusz M.J.M., An Overview of Lardizabalaceae, Curtis's Botanical Magazine, Vol 29, Issue 3 September 2012 pp 235-267[
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Title
An Overview of Lardizabalaceae
Publication
Curtis’s Botanical Magazine 2012 vol. 29 (3): pp. 235-276
Author
Christenhusz M.J.M.
Publisher
 
Year
2012
ISBN
 
Description
 
], who treats the genus Holboellia as being synonymous with Stauntonia. This treatment has not been fully accepted as of 2019 and many publications, such as the flora of China[
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.
] still accept the genus Holboellia, treating this taxon as Holboellia brachyandra H.N.Qin.

+ Synonyms

Holboellia brachyandra H.N.Qin

Common Name:

No Image.

General Information

Stauntonia brachyandra is an evergreen climbing shrub with twining stems up to 5 metres long[
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Title
743. Stauntonia brachyandra
Publication
Curtis’s Botanical Magazine 2012 vol. 29 (3): pp. 309-314
Author
Christenhusz M.J.M.
Publisher
 
Year
2012
ISBN
 
Description
 
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food. It is sometimes grown as an ornamental.

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.
,
1692
Title
743. Stauntonia brachyandra
Publication
Curtis’s Botanical Magazine 2012 vol. 29 (3): pp. 309-314
Author
Christenhusz M.J.M.
Publisher
 
Year
2012
ISBN
 
Description
 

Range

E. Asia - southern China (southeastern Yunnan), northern Vietnam

Habitat

Evergreen forest margins along valleys, climbing on small trees, often in somewhat degraded areas at the edge of the forest; at elevations from 1,500 - 2,050 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.
,
1692
Title
743. Stauntonia brachyandra
Publication
Curtis’s Botanical Magazine 2012 vol. 29 (3): pp. 309-314
Author
Christenhusz M.J.M.
Publisher
 
Year
2012
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Climber
Height5.00 m
PollinatorsBeetles, Insects
Cultivation StatusOrnamental, Wild

Cultivation Details

Stauntonia brachyandra is found in the warm temperate and subtropical regions of southern China and Vietnam. Cold-tolerance is not known at present, but it is likely to withstand at least some frost and to succeed outdoors in the milder regions of the temperate zone such as parts of western Europe and northwestern North America[
1692
Title
743. Stauntonia brachyandra
Publication
Curtis’s Botanical Magazine 2012 vol. 29 (3): pp. 309-314
Author
Christenhusz M.J.M.
Publisher
 
Year
2012
ISBN
 
Description
 
].
Succeeds in full sun and in partial shade, preferring a fertile, well-drained soil that is rich in humus, and a position sheltered from strong and cold winds[
1692
Title
743. Stauntonia brachyandra
Publication
Curtis’s Botanical Magazine 2012 vol. 29 (3): pp. 309-314
Author
Christenhusz M.J.M.
Publisher
 
Year
2012
ISBN
 
Description
 
].
The plant is monoecious, producing racemes of flowers with one or two female flowers at the base and four or five male flowers at the tip[
1692
Title
743. Stauntonia brachyandra
Publication
Curtis’s Botanical Magazine 2012 vol. 29 (3): pp. 309-314
Author
Christenhusz M.J.M.
Publisher
 
Year
2012
ISBN
 
Description
 
].
The flowers are sweetly and heavily scented[
182
Title
Ornamental Shrubs, Climbers and Bamboos.
Publication
 
Author
Thomas. G. S.
Publisher
Murray
Year
1992
ISBN
0-7195-5043-2
Description
Contains a wide range of plants with a brief description, mainly of their ornamental value but also usually of cultivation details and varieties.
].

Edible Uses

Fruit - raw[
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Title
743. Stauntonia brachyandra
Publication
Curtis’s Botanical Magazine 2012 vol. 29 (3): pp. 309-314
Author
Christenhusz M.J.M.
Publisher
 
Year
2012
ISBN
 
Description
 
]. The thick-walled, purplish-red, cylindrical fruit is around 125mm long, containing numerous seeds embedded in a thin, sweet-flavoured white pulp[
1692
Title
743. Stauntonia brachyandra
Publication
Curtis’s Botanical Magazine 2012 vol. 29 (3): pp. 309-314
Author
Christenhusz M.J.M.
Publisher
 
Year
2012
ISBN
 
Description
 
]

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed - we have no details on this species but suggest sowing the seed as soon as it is ripe if this is possible, otherwise as soon as you obtain it, in a warm greenhouse. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.
Cuttings of softwood[
1
Title
RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956
Publication
 
Author
F. Chittendon.
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Year
1951
ISBN
-
Description
Comprehensive listing of species and how to grow them. Somewhat outdated, it has been replaced in 1992 by a new dictionary (see [200]).
].
Cuttings of half-ripe wood in late summer or autumn[
188
Title
The RHS Gardener's Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers
Publication
 
Author
Brickell. C.
Publisher
Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd.
Year
1990
ISBN
0-86318-386-7
Description
Excellent range of photographs, some cultivation details but very little information on plant uses.
].
Layering.
Cite as: Temperate Plants Database, Ken Fern. temperate.theferns.info. 2024-02-21. <temperate.theferns.info/plant/Stauntonia+brachyandra>

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