|Hovenia dulcis Thunb.|
||A large shrub or small tree, until 10 m high.
The leaves are alternate, broad-ovate or elliptic, 10-15 cm long, acuminate.
The flowers are small, inconspicious, greenish. The fleshy, reddish branches
of the inflorescenses are edible, when the black fruits are ripened. The
tree is grown in Europe for its polished foliage.
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Cultivated: Germany, France
Author: Ulrich Herzog
Ethnobotanical aspects of Hovenia dulcis by Plants for a future database
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