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Cocculus orbiculatus - (L.)DC.
                 
Common Name Queen coralbead
Family Menispermaceae
USDA hardiness 6-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Sides of streams, to 1000 metres in W. China[109]. Sparse forests, bushes, village sides and forest edges in most regions of China[266].
Range E. Asia - China, Japan.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary

Cocculus orbiculatus Queen coralbead


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Cocculus orbiculatus Queen coralbead
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Physical Characteristics
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Cocculus orbiculatus is a deciduous Climber growing to 4 m (13ft 1in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 7. It is in flower in August, and the seeds ripen in October. The flowers are monoecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but both sexes can be found on the same plant)Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms
C. thunbergii. C. trilobus. Cebatha orbiculata. Menispermum trilobum.

Habitats
Woodland Garden Dappled Shade; Shady Edge;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Leaves;  Root.
Edible Uses:

Leaves - cooked. An emergency food, it is used when all else fails[177]. One report says that the root might be edible[177].
Medicinal Uses


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Anodyne;  Antiasthmatic;  Antiphlogistic;  Antirheumatic;  Carminative;  Depurative;  Diuretic;  Vermifuge.


The root is anodyne, antiphlogistic, antirheumatic, carminative, depurative, diuretic and vermifuge[147, 176, 218]. It is used in the treatment of rheumatic arthritis, oedema and oliguria[176]. It has also shown antibacterial and anti-amoebic activity[176]. A decoction of the stems is used in the treatment of asthma, bronchitis and paralysis[218].
Other Uses
Basketry;  Insecticide.

The bleached tendrils are used as an ornamental infill in basket making[46, 61]. The plant contains cocculoidine which has insecticidal activity[218].
Cultivation details
Easily cultivated in an ordinary garden soil[1], it prefers a well-drained moisture retentive fertile soil in full sun or semi-shade[200]. Plants only fruit well when grown in full sun[219]. This species is hardy to about -10°c[200]. Plants climb by means of twining around supports[219]. They do not normally require pruning[219]. Closely related to C. carolinus[200].
Propagation
Seed - we have no details for this species but suggest sowing the seed as soon as it is ripe in a greenhouse. Sow stored seed as soon as possible in a 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 in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Root cuttings in December in a greenhouse[200]. Division in the dormant season. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame[200].
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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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