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Other use

Eaten by Captain Cook's crew to ward off scurvy.

Geographical distribution

  • Asia-Temperate, China
  • Asia-Temperate, Eastern Asia, Japan
  • Asia-Temperate, Eastern Asia, Taiwan
  • Australasia, Australia
  • Australasia, New Zealand

Tetragonia tetragonoides (Pall.) Kuntze

Genus: Tetragonia
Species: tetragonoides (Pall.) Kuntze
Common names: New Zealand Spinach
Distribution summary: Japan, Australasia, S.S.America
Hardiness: H3 - Half hardy; unheated greenhouse/mild winter
Garden status: Currently grown
Garden location: Southern Hemisphere Wolfson bed (N), Mulberry Tree bed (H)
Reason for growing: Medicinal, other use

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