Halleria lucida
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Halleria lucida


  family scrophulariaceae 
  genus halleria 

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Genus  Halleria Species  lucida Variety  Cultivar  Common names  umbinza Family  SCROPHULARIACEAE Specimen number  S2635 Data source  GrUnFr p329
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Various Life span    Annual cycle  Evergreen Stature  Shrub Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height  4' - 6' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes 
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  The berries are 3/4 inch round shape, green ripening to purple. It has a very sweet and somewhat astringent taste. Halleria lucida is most often used fresh.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Cutting   Seed Pollination method  Self fertile Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Fresh Nutritional value  Edible parts  Berries Description of edible parts 3/4 inch round shape, green ripening to purple Flavor / texture  has a very sweet and somewhat astringent taste
Horticulture notes  No special fertilization is necessary for Halleria lucida to produce fruit. Umbinza is often propagated using a cutting or by seed. This plant is considered to have originated from South Africa.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Halleria lucida is evergreen.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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