(records of yam planting in Tianmu, Zhejiang)
KULI (bitter pear).
[source] the peel of xianding pear, a Rosaceae plant.
[plant morphology] xianding pear
Deciduous trees, up to 10 meters high. Bark grayish brown, rough or finely longitudinally lobed; branchlets grayish yellow, scattered lenticels. Leaves ovate or ovate, 5.5-11 cm long, 3-6 cm wide, apex cuspidate or mucronate, base rounded, glabrous on both sides or pubescent below; petiole 2-5.5 cm long. Flowers clustered at the top of branches, pedicels 2-3 cm long, pubescent at the beginning: flowers white, about 3 cm in diameter; calyx 5-piece, lanceolate, pubescent; petals 5-piece, obovate or broadly elliptic; stamens many, medicine purplish red; style 5-piece, separated. Pear, nearly spherical, about 3 cm in diameter, yellowish brown, with white spots on the surface. The flowering period is from April to May. The fruit period is from September to October.
It grows in sparse forest or forest margin on high hillside.
[function and indications] it is used to cure bad appetite or food accumulation: four to five liang of xianding pear peel, charcoal powder, cloth package, boiling water to soak juice, cover, and drink juice after half an hour.
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