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.[
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.[
Common Name: Round Siam Cardamon
Round Siam cardamom is a large, vigorous perennial herb with a superficial rhizome, growing up to 3 metres tall[
The plant is locally cultivated in China, where it is also imported for medicinal use[
Southeast Asia - Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Thailand.
Mountainous regions of Cambodia and Vietnam[
The fruits are used as a condiment and in curries[
The fruits are febrifuge, antiemetic and antitoxic of alcohol.[
] They are used to treat indigestion, liver and uterus diseases, rheumatism, diarrhoea and asthenia after dysentery[
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