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Euodia ruticarpa - (A.Juss.)Benth.
                 
Common Name Wu Zhu Yu
Family Rutaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Inner valleys of Sikkim, 2000 - 3000 metres[146].
Range E. Asia - China to the Himalayas.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary

Euodia ruticarpa Wu Zhu Yu


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Euodia ruticarpa Wu Zhu Yu
   
Physical Characteristics
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Euodia ruticarpa is a deciduous Tree growing to 10 m (32ft 10in). The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs)Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms
Boymia rutaecarpa.

Habitats
Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade;
Edible Uses
None known
Medicinal Uses


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Analgesic;  Anodyne;  Anthelmintic;  Antiinflammatory;  Antitumor;  Antiviral;  Appetizer;  Astringent;  
Carminative;  Contraceptive;  Deobstruent;  Diuretic;  Miscellany;  Stimulant;  Stomachic.


Wu Zhu Yu has a marked warming effect on the body, helping to relieve headaches and a wide range of digestive problems[254]. The fruit is analgesic, anthelmintic, appetizer, astringent, carminative, decongestant, deobstruent, diuretic, stimulant, stomachic and uterotonic[174, 176, 178, 218, 240]. It is used in the treatment of gastritis, nausea, headaches, oedema, beriberi and post-partum pains[147]. The partially ripe fruit is gathered in late summer and can be dried for later use[254]. The root bark is astringent and vermifuge[218]. Extracts of the plant show antiviral, antitumor and anti-inflammatory activity[218]. This species was ranked 14th in a Chinese survey of 250 potential antifertility plants[218].
Other Uses
Miscellany.

None known
Cultivation details
We have almost no information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its habitat it should succeed outdoors in the milder areas of the country. It is quite possible that Tetradium ruticarpum is the correct name for this species. Judging by the needs of other members of this genus it is probably easily grown in a good loamy soil.
Propagation
Seed - sow February in a greenhouse. Variable germination rates[78]. 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. Give the plants some protection from the cold for their first winter outdoors. Cuttings of half-ripe wood (preferably forced in a greenhouse), 5 - 8cm with a heel, June to August in a warm greenhouse. Fair to good percentage[78].
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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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Author
(A.Juss.)Benth.
Botanical References
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Readers comment
 
Elizabeth H.
Paul Barney Tue Dec 15 2009
Well established specimen growing at Kew in the Berberis borders
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