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Useful Tropical Plants

Alpinia vitellina

(Lindl.) Ridl.

Zingiberaceae

+ Synonyms

Alpinia cannifolia Ridl.

Alpinia wrayi King ex Baker

Amomum vitellinum Lindl.

Cardamomum vitellinum (Lindl.) Kuntze

Cenolophon vitellinum (Lindl.) Horan.

Languas cannifolia (Ridl.) Burkill

Languas vitellina (Lindl.) Alston

Common Name:

Alpinia vitellina
Drawing of the leaves and flowers
Photograph by: Edwards’s Botanical Register, vol. 33: t. 52 (1847) [Miss. Drake]
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General Information

Alpinia vitellina is a herbaceous, perennial plant with stout, leafy stems; it can grow 120 - 150cm tall from a creeping rhizome[
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The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Southeast Asia - Peninsula Malaysia.

Habitat

A rather rare plant, growing in dense secondary forest[
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Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height1.30 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


Plants in this genus generally grow best in a sunny or partially sunny position in a moist, fertile soil[
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Title
Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants - Identification and Cultivation of over 3,000 Tropical Plants
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Author
Ahmed Fayaz
Publisher
Firefly Books Ltd.; New Zealand
Year
2011
ISBN
978-1-55407-489
Description
A good photograph and terse but detailed information for over 3,000 species of tropical plants. An excellent reference.
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Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

A decoction of the leaves and rhizomes is used in the treatment of fevers[
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Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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http://proseanet.org/
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Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
Division of the rhizome[
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The main focus of the site is succulent plants, but it also contains information on a wide range of other species. Usually at least one good photograph, plus basic information about the plant and its cultivation.
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