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Euodia officinalis - Dode.

Common Name
Family Rutaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Thickets and wood margins[109].
Range E. Asia - China in W. Hubeh and E. Sichuan.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Euodia officinalis


Euodia officinalis

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Euodia officinalis is a deciduous Shrub growing to 5 m (16ft 5in). The species is 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 Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade;

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal Uses



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Analgesic;  Appetizer;  Cardiotonic;  Cytotoxic;  Hypotensive;  Stomachic.

The fruit is analgesic, appetizer, cardiotonic, cytotoxic, hypotensive and stomachic[109, 174, 279]. It is used in Korea to treat intestinal disorders, pain and feelings of chill[279]. The fruit contains several alkaloids including evodiamine and rutaecarpine[279]. It has shown some effect upon neurotransmitter activity, including serotonin antagonism and the inhibition of brain dopamine receptors[279].

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

An easily grown plant, preferring a good loamy soil[1]. This report suggests that the plant might be hardy in Britain but gives no details. This species might be no more than a synonym for E. rutaecarpa[200, K].

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].

Other Names

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Found In

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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 :

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