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Useful Tropical Plants

Amomum lappaceum

Ridl.

Zingiberaceae

+ Synonyms

Amomum perakense Ridl.

Common Name:

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General Information

Amomum lappaceum is a robust perennial plant producing leafy stems up to 3 metres tall from rhizomes that are at or near the soil surface. The stems are often supported by stilt roots]310].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Southeast Asia - Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia.

Habitat

Not known

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height2.50 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

The fruits, which in appearance resemble rambutans, are edible[
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Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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]. The green, berry-like fruits are around 35mm x 25mm, and are covered with large fleshy spines[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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The seeds are used like cardamom as a flavouring for food[
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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.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2019-09-18. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Amomum+lappaceum>

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