Edgeworthia chrysantha seed

 

 

Edgeworthia chrysantha seed

 

Edgeworthia chrysantha or “rice paper plant” is a native of china occurring wild in the province of Sichuan. It is related to the Daphne in the family Thymelaeceae. There are several species of Edgeworthia, but the Chrysantha is by far more outstanding. The common name “rice Paper Plant’, refers to the use of this plant’s bark by chinese artisans to make what is reported to be some of the finest paper in the world.