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Useful Tropical Plants

Aframomum alboviolaceum

(Ridl.) K.Schum.

Zingiberaceae

+ Synonyms

Aframomum biauriculatum K.Schum.

Aframomum candidum Gagnep.

Aframomum latifolium K.Schum.

Aframomum macrospermum (Sm.) Burkill

Aframomum stipulatum (Gagnep.) K.Schum.

Amomum alboviolaceum Ridl.

Amomum bitacoum Gagnep.

Amomum latifolium Afzel.

Amomum macrospermum Sm.

Amomum stipulatum Gagnep.

Cardamomum latifolium Kuntze

Ceratanthera beaumetzii Heckel

Common Name:

Aframomum alboviolaceum
Flowering plant in native habitat
Photograph by: Scamperdale
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General Information

Aframomum alboviolaceum is a herbaceous perennial plant with creeping rhizomes that are relatively deeply buried in the soil. It produces leafy stems up to 3 metres tall[
332
Title
The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
Burkil. H. M.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
1985 - 2004
ISBN
 
Description
Brief descriptions and details of the uses of over 4,000 plants. A superb, if terse, resource, it is also available electronically on the Web - see http://www.aluka.org/
].
The plant is gathered from the wild for use as a food and medicine, It is sometimes cultivated as a food crop[
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Title
Mansfeld's Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://mansfeld.ipk-gatersleben.de/pls/htmldb_pgrc/f?p=185:3:4292127278597336
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details of a huge range of useful plants.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Tropical Africa - Sierra Leone to Sudan, south to Angola, Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique.

Habitat

Tall grass and tree savannah[
332
Title
The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
Burkil. H. M.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
1985 - 2004
ISBN
 
Description
Brief descriptions and details of the uses of over 4,000 plants. A superb, if terse, resource, it is also available electronically on the Web - see http://www.aluka.org/
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height2.00 m
Cultivation StatusCultivated, Wild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

The leaves are used as a spice[
317
Title
Mansfeld's Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://mansfeld.ipk-gatersleben.de/pls/htmldb_pgrc/f?p=185:3:4292127278597336
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details of a huge range of useful plants.
].

Medicinal

The plant is febrifuge[, stomachic and vermifuge332].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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