homebanner homebanner homebanner homebanner homebanner homebanner
Laportea macrostachya - (Maxim.)Ohwi.
                 
Common Name
Family Urticaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards The leaves have stinging hairs, much like stinging nettles to which they are related.
Habitats Woods in mountains, N. Japan[58]. Forest margins, thickets, partly shady, moist places, roadsides at elevations of 800 - 2700 metres in China[266].
Range E. Asia -China, Japan.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary

Laportea macrostachya


http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Mbc
Laportea macrostachya
   
Physical Characteristics
 icon of manicon of flower
Laportea macrostachya is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.8 m (2ft 7in). It is in flower from Jun to July, and the seeds ripen from Aug to September. 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. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

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

Young leaves - cooked[105, 116]. Very nutritious, they have a peculiar sweetness[116]. Some caution should be observed when harvesting this plant since the raw leaves have stinging hairs. It is perfectly safe to eat the leaves when they are cooked, however, since heat completely destroys the sting[K].
Medicinal Uses
Plants For A Future can not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants. Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally.



None known
Other Uses
Fibre.

A fibre obtained from the stem is used for making nets, cordage etc[46, 61, 159]. It is up to 50 times stronger than cotton[123].
Cultivation details
We have very little information on this plant and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its habitat it should succeed outdoors in most parts of the country. It should succeed in most soils in semi-shade.
Propagation
Seed - sow spring in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division in spring. Very easy, larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the spring.
Other Names
Found In
Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
Related Plants
Plant Suppliers: Click here for a List

      You can download this page as a PDF

Due to a fault in the PDF printer we are trying a few different options. Please try the one below

 

Print Friendly and PDF
Expert comment
 
Author
(Maxim.)Ohwi.
Botanical References
58266
Links / References
For a list of references used on this page please go here
Readers comment
 
Elizabeth H.
Shim Fri Jan 27 2006
in " references 266 Flora of China 1994 " correct name is Laportea cuspidata , Girardinia cuspidata and Laportea macrostachya both synonyms please tell me what is correct name? and Korea (northern from central : Forest margins, thickets, partly shady, moist places,)also it's range ( Girardinia cuspidata )
Elizabeth H.
Shim Fri Jan 27 2006
in " references 266 Flora of China 1994 " correct name is Laportea cuspidata : Girardinia cuspidata and Laportea macrostachya both synonyms please tell me what is correct name? and Korea (northern from central : Forest margins, thickets, partly shady, moist places,)also it's range ( Girardinia cuspidata )
Elizabeth H.
Shim Sat Jan 28 2006
for this plant scientific name (correct name) is Laportea cuspidata - (Wedd.)Friis. Girardinia cuspidata - Wedd.is basionym of Laportea cuspidata - (Wedd.)Friis. Laportea macrostachya - (Maxim.)Ohwi. is taxononic synonym

BG Plants £¨YList£© online service of Japan plant name list - correct name , synonym , and refences

QR Code

What's this?

This is a QR code (short for Quick Response) which gives fast-track access to our website pages. QR Codes are barcodes that can be read by mobile phone (smartphone) cameras. This QR Code is unique to this page. All plant pages have their own unique code. For more information about QR Codes click here.

1. Copy and print the QR code to a plant label, poster, book, website, magazines, newspaper etc and even t-shirts.
2. Smartphone users scan the QR Code which automatically takes them to the webpage the QR Code came from.
3. Smartphone users quickly have information on a plant directly for the pfaf.org website on their phone.
Add a comment/link

If you have important information about this plant that may help other users please add a comment or link below. Only comments or links that are felt to be directly relevant to a plant will be included. If you think a comment/link or information contained on this page is inaccurate or misleading we would welcome your feedback at admin@pfaf.org. If you have questions about a plant please use the Forum on this website as we do not have the resources to answer questions ourselves.

* Please note: the comments by website users are not necessarily those held by PFAF and may give misleading or inaccurate information.

To leave a comment please Register or login here All comments need to be approved so will not appear immediately.

Subject : Laportea macrostachya  

Plant Uses

Edible Uses
Medicinal Uses
Other Plant uses
Woodland Gardening
Why Perennial Plants?
Top Edible Plants
Top Medicinal Plants
Garden Design
Habitats
Translations

Twiter      Facebook

Content

Content Help
Bookshop
Support Us
Blog
Links
Old Database Search
Suppliers
Contact
About Us
News
Sign In

PFAF Newsletter

Stay informed about PFAFs progress,
challenges and hopes by signing up for
our free email ePost. You will receive
a range of benefits including:
* Important announcements and news
* Exclusive content not on the website
* Updates on new information &
functionality of the website & database

We will not sell or share your email address.
You can unsubscribe at anytime.