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Hamamelis mollis
Green Pharmacy | Trees and shrubs | Magnoliopsida

Scientific Name - Hamamelis mollis

Synonyms -

Popular names - Chinese Witch Hazel, Shina mansaku.

Distribution and Habitat - native to China (Anhui, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Sichuan), at altitudes of 800-1400 m, which grows beside Quercus serrata, Corylopsis sinensis, Castanea seguinii, simsii Rhododendron, Hosta ventricosa and Linder sp ..

Description - deciduu shrub, 5 feet tall. Bark nearly black. Young branches are pubescent. Bud stems, oblong, tomentosi, floral buds ready each March. Leaves broad-elliptic obovat, cuspidata, the oblique cordata, winding-gear, acuminata short, stellate tomentoase, 10-12 cm long, petiole short, stipele 19 mm, linear lanceolate, tomentoase the outside inside glabra, obsolete. The reddish yellow flowers, each inflorescence consists of 3-4 flowers or short Pedunculated Sesi, calyx consists of four SEPALis at the inside are purple, 4 x 3 mm, and outer tomentosla glabru inside; Corola of 4 yellow petals, arranged alternate with calyx lobes, 18 x 1 mm, Sesi, blooms in December-March, before leaf. Entomofila pollination (made by insects). Fruit capsule.

Requirements - soil moist, acidic and moderately fertile.

Propagation - by grafting, may be on Alnus, Betula and Hamamelis.

Partners garden - Galanthus nivalis, Hedera helix 'Goldheart', Elaeagnus pungens, Taxus baccata 'fastigiata'.

Properties and Uses - leaves and bark contain tannins acid. Astrigente properties were used against diarrhea and hemorrhoids.

Curiosity - species, Hamamelis molis, was introduced to Europe by British explorer Charles Maries in 1879. In the spring of 1878 found this species in Lushan Mountains.

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