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Useful Temperate Plants

Stauntonia brachyanthera

Hand.-Mazz.

Lardizabalaceae


This taxon is treated as a synonym of Stauntonia cavalerieana Gagnep. by Christenhusz M.J.M.[
1691
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
 
].

+ Synonyms

Stauntonia dielsiana Y.C.Wu

Common Name:

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General Information

Stauntonia brachyanthera is a large, evergreen climbing shrub with twining stems that climb into the surrounding vegetation[
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.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild and also cultivated within its native range for its fruit and for medicinal purposes. It is an important economic crop locally, being traded for its fruit and also used medicinally as a substitute for the stem of Akebia species[
1693
Title
Chemical constituents from the roots and stems of Stauntonia brachyanthera Hand-Mazz and their bioactivities
Publication
Journal of Functional Foods 14 (2015) 374-383
Author
Jing Zhao; Jia Guo; Yi Zhang; Dali Meng & Zhou Sha
Website
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jff.2015.02.009
Publisher
 
Year
2015
ISBN
 
Description
 
,
1694
Title
Diuretic Properties and Chemical Constituent Studies on Stauntonia brachyanthera
Publication
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Volume 2015, Article ID 432419, 8 pages
Author
Xuan Li Liu, Dan Dan Wang, Zi Hao Wang, & Da Li Meng
Website
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/432419
Publisher
 
Year
2015
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

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.

Range

E. Asia - southern China (Guangxi, Guizhou, Hunan)

Habitat

Mixed forest on mountain slopes; at elevations from 500 - 1,200 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.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *  *
Medicinal Rating *  *  *
HabitEvergreen Climber
Height0.00 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusCultivated, Wild

Cultivation Details

Stauntonia brachyanthera is native to the warm temperate and subtropical climates of southern China. 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.
Species in this genus generally grow well in most well-drained but moisture retentive soils in a position sheltered from strong or cold winds. They succeed in full sun and in semi-shade, but grow best if their roots are in a shady position and their stems are allowed to grow into the sun[
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.
,
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
]. This species is fairly drought tolerant[
1693
Title
Chemical constituents from the roots and stems of Stauntonia brachyanthera Hand-Mazz and their bioactivities
Publication
Journal of Functional Foods 14 (2015) 374-383
Author
Jing Zhao; Jia Guo; Yi Zhang; Dali Meng & Zhou Sha
Website
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jff.2015.02.009
Publisher
 
Year
2015
ISBN
 
Description
 
].
The plant is monoecious, producing racemes of flowers with two or three female flowers at the base and 8 or more male flowers towards 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
 
].

Edible Uses

Fruit - raw. Tasty[
1693
Title
Chemical constituents from the roots and stems of Stauntonia brachyanthera Hand-Mazz and their bioactivities
Publication
Journal of Functional Foods 14 (2015) 374-383
Author
Jing Zhao; Jia Guo; Yi Zhang; Dali Meng & Zhou Sha
Website
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jff.2015.02.009
Publisher
 
Year
2015
ISBN
 
Description
 
]. The flavour is said to bear a resmblance to the papaya[
1693
Title
Chemical constituents from the roots and stems of Stauntonia brachyanthera Hand-Mazz and their bioactivities
Publication
Journal of Functional Foods 14 (2015) 374-383
Author
Jing Zhao; Jia Guo; Yi Zhang; Dali Meng & Zhou Sha
Website
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jff.2015.02.009
Publisher
 
Year
2015
ISBN
 
Description
 
]. The fruit is also used locally to make drinks and vinegar[
1693
Title
Chemical constituents from the roots and stems of Stauntonia brachyanthera Hand-Mazz and their bioactivities
Publication
Journal of Functional Foods 14 (2015) 374-383
Author
Jing Zhao; Jia Guo; Yi Zhang; Dali Meng & Zhou Sha
Website
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jff.2015.02.009
Publisher
 
Year
2015
ISBN
 
Description
 
]. The yellow, ellipsoid fruit is 50 - 75mm long and 30 - 50mm wide, containing numerous seeds embedded in a gelatinous pulp[
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.
]

An oil is obtained from the seeds[
1693
Title
Chemical constituents from the roots and stems of Stauntonia brachyanthera Hand-Mazz and their bioactivities
Publication
Journal of Functional Foods 14 (2015) 374-383
Author
Jing Zhao; Jia Guo; Yi Zhang; Dali Meng & Zhou Sha
Website
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jff.2015.02.009
Publisher
 
Year
2015
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Medicinal

The stems and roots are antiinflammatory, diuretic. They help to relieve pain and are used to treat a range of conditions including fever, dysmenorrhea, cancer, oedema and infammatory diseases[
1693
Title
Chemical constituents from the roots and stems of Stauntonia brachyanthera Hand-Mazz and their bioactivities
Publication
Journal of Functional Foods 14 (2015) 374-383
Author
Jing Zhao; Jia Guo; Yi Zhang; Dali Meng & Zhou Sha
Website
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jff.2015.02.009
Publisher
 
Year
2015
ISBN
 
Description
 
,
1694
Title
Diuretic Properties and Chemical Constituent Studies on Stauntonia brachyanthera
Publication
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Volume 2015, Article ID 432419, 8 pages
Author
Xuan Li Liu, Dan Dan Wang, Zi Hao Wang, & Da Li Meng
Website
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/432419
Publisher
 
Year
2015
ISBN
 
Description
 
,
1695
Title
The analgesic activities of Stauntonia brachyanthera and YM11 through regulating infammatory mediators and directly
Publication
Scientific Reports volume 7, Article number: 7574 (2017)
Author
Meng D. et al
Website
http://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-07095-x
Publisher
 
Year
2017
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

The leaves are used in the treatment of diarrhoea, fevers and headache[
1695
Title
The analgesic activities of Stauntonia brachyanthera and YM11 through regulating infammatory mediators and directly
Publication
Scientific Reports volume 7, Article number: 7574 (2017)
Author
Meng D. et al
Website
http://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-07095-x
Publisher
 
Year
2017
ISBN
 
Description
 
]

The fruits are traditionally used to relieve the suferings of concretion[
1695
Title
The analgesic activities of Stauntonia brachyanthera and YM11 through regulating infammatory mediators and directly
Publication
Scientific Reports volume 7, Article number: 7574 (2017)
Author
Meng D. et al
Website
http://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-07095-x
Publisher
 
Year
2017
ISBN
 
Description
 
]

A decoction of the leaves and branches is used topically for skin lightening, resolving carbuncles and treating boils[
1693
Title
Chemical constituents from the roots and stems of Stauntonia brachyanthera Hand-Mazz and their bioactivities
Publication
Journal of Functional Foods 14 (2015) 374-383
Author
Jing Zhao; Jia Guo; Yi Zhang; Dali Meng & Zhou Sha
Website
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jff.2015.02.009
Publisher
 
Year
2015
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

The stems are very similar in their medicinal activity to the stems of Akebia quinata, which is commonly used in traditional Chinese medicine. They are sometimes used as a substitute for that species[
1694
Title
Diuretic Properties and Chemical Constituent Studies on Stauntonia brachyanthera
Publication
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Volume 2015, Article ID 432419, 8 pages
Author
Xuan Li Liu, Dan Dan Wang, Zi Hao Wang, & Da Li Meng
Website
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/432419
Publisher
 
Year
2015
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Compounds found in the plant have been shown to have antioxidant, cytotoxic and hepatic protectant activities[
1693
Title
Chemical constituents from the roots and stems of Stauntonia brachyanthera Hand-Mazz and their bioactivities
Publication
Journal of Functional Foods 14 (2015) 374-383
Author
Jing Zhao; Jia Guo; Yi Zhang; Dali Meng & Zhou Sha
Website
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jff.2015.02.009
Publisher
 
Year
2015
ISBN
 
Description
 
,
1694
Title
Diuretic Properties and Chemical Constituent Studies on Stauntonia brachyanthera
Publication
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Volume 2015, Article ID 432419, 8 pages
Author
Xuan Li Liu, Dan Dan Wang, Zi Hao Wang, & Da Li Meng
Website
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/432419
Publisher
 
Year
2015
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Other Uses

The stems are used as pipes to blow air onto an open fire in order to stimulate the flames[
1694
Title
Diuretic Properties and Chemical Constituent Studies on Stauntonia brachyanthera
Publication
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Volume 2015, Article ID 432419, 8 pages
Author
Xuan Li Liu, Dan Dan Wang, Zi Hao Wang, & Da Li Meng
Website
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/432419
Publisher
 
Year
2015
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Propagation

Seed - sow early spring in a greenhouse. The seed can take 18 months to germinate. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots once they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in early summer and consider giving them some protection from the cold for their first winter or two outdoors[
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].
Cuttings.
Cite as: Temperate Plants Database, Ken Fern. temperate.theferns.info. 2024-04-24. <temperate.theferns.info/plant/Stauntonia+brachyanthera>

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