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Podocarpium podocarpum fallax - (Schindl.)Y.C.Yang.&P.H.Huang.
                 
Common Name
Family Fabaceae or Leguminosae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Woods and thickets throughout Japan[58]. Roadsides on mountain slopes, thickets, sparse forests and forest margins at elevations of 300 - 1400 metres in China[266].
Range E. Asia - China, Japan, Korea.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Moist Soil Full sun

Summary

Podocarpium podocarpum fallax


Podocarpium podocarpum fallax
   
Physical Characteristics
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Podocarpium podocarpum fallax is a PERENNIAL growing to 1 m (3ft 3in). It is in flower from Sep to November, and the seeds ripen from Oct to December. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.It can fix Nitrogen.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms
D. japonicum. Miq. pro parte.

Habitats
Woodland Garden Sunny Edge;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Seed.
Edible Uses:

This species is related to D. oxyphyllum and quite possibly has the same uses. These are:- Seed - cooked. Ground into a powder or steamed[177].
Medicinal Uses


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Astringent;  Blood tonic.

The whole plant is used medicinally for treating dysentery, rheumatism and for promoting blood[266].
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it could succeed outdoors in many parts of this country. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. Requires a well-drained soil and a sunny sheltered position[200]. This species has a symbiotic relationship with certain soil bacteria, these bacteria form nodules on the roots and fix atmospheric nitrogen. Some of this nitrogen is utilized by the growing plant but some can also be used by other plants growing nearby[200].
Propagation
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a greenhouse. Scarify and pre-soak stored seed for 5 hours in warm water then sow March in a greenhouse. The seed usually germinates within 1 - 4 months at 25°c. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots once they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out in late spring or early summer and consider giving them some protection from frost in their first winter outdoors. Cuttings of half-ripe wood with a heel, July/August in a frame. Division as the plant comes into growth in the spring. 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. Root cuttings in winter.
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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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