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Useful Tropical Plants

Amomum testaceum

Ridl.

Zingiberaceae

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General Information

Amomum testaceum is a perennial plant producing leafy stems 2 - 3 metres tall from a creeping rhizome[
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The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a cardamom substitute

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

E. Asia - southern China, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia.

Habitat

Common on limestone throughout peninsula Malaysia[
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Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height2.50 m

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

The aromatic seed is occasionally used like true cardamom[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
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ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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