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Useful Tropical Plants

Amomum krervanh

Pierre ex Gagnep.

Zingiberaceae


In Larsen, K. (1996). A prelimanary checklist of the Zingiberaceae of Thailand. Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany) 24: 35-49., this species is treated as a synonym of Amomum testaceum Ridl.[
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Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
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In Droop, A.J. & Newman, M.F. (2014). A revision of Amomum (Zingiberaceae) in Sumatra. Edinburgh Journal of Botany 71: 193-258., this species is treated as a synonym of Amomum verum Blackw.[
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Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].

+ Synonyms

Common Name: Round Siam Cardamon

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General Information

Round Siam cardamom is a large, vigorous perennial herb with a superficial rhizome, growing up to 3 metres tall[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
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0
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Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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The plant is locally cultivated in China, where it is also imported for medicinal use[
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Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

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Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.

Range

Southeast Asia - Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Thailand.

Habitat

Mountainous regions of Cambodia and Vietnam[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].

Properties

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Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height3.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


Edible Uses

The fruits are used as a condiment and in curries[
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Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
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Medicinal

The fruits are febrifuge, antiemetic and antitoxic of alcohol.[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
] They are used to treat indigestion, liver and uterus diseases, rheumatism, diarrhoea and asthenia after dysentery[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -

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