Plant Diversity ›› 2003, Vol. 25 ›› Issue (14): 1-3.

• Articles •    

Introduction and Cultivation of Halenia ellipitica(Gentianaceae)

CHEN GuiChen,LU XueFeng,ZHOU GuoYing,SUN Jing,MA ShiZhen,XU WenHua   

  1. Northwest Institute of Plateau Biology,Chinese Academy of Sciences,Xining 810001,China
  • Online:2003-12-26 Published:2003-12-26

Abstract: Halenia ellipitica D.Don is a precious Tibetan medicine used to cure jaundice disease and virus hepatitis.The results of the introduction and cultivation test of Hellipitica are listed as follows:it is a kind of biennial herbaceous plants under the natural environment conditions of Qinghai Plateau,and needs about 10-12 months to complete its life cycle.Although the seed germination capacity is very low under the natural conditions,after handling the seed in the low temperature condition,its germination capacity can be evidently increased.In addition,the growth indexes of the Hellipitica in cultivation,such as the height,the branch number and the simple plant biomass and so on,are significantly much higher than that in the wild.And the content of efficient chemical constituents of the cultivated very approximated to that of the wild.Therefore,it is feasible for the Hellipitica to be introduced and cultivated.

Key words: Tibetan medicine;Halenia ellipitica;Zangyinchen;Introduction and Cultivation