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Useful Tropical Plants

Amomum uliginosum

J.Koenig

Zingiberaceae

+ Synonyms

Amomum ovoideum Pierre ex Gagnep.

Amomum robustum K.Schum.

Cardamomum uliginosum (J.Koenig) Kuntze

Wurfbainia uliginosa (J.Koenig) Giseke

Common Name:

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General Information

Amomum uliginosum is a perennial plant, producing leafy stems up to 300cm tall from a subterranean, long and much-branched rhizome[
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The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food, medicine and source of materials. It is sometimes sold for medicinal purposes[
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Deforestation for expanding agriculture is the major threat to this species. There may also be some threat from the over-collection of seeds leading to a loss in genetic variability. There is also logging in part of its range. However, the plant currently has a wide range and so is currently classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

E. Asia - Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia.

Habitat

Locally abundant in lowland forest and on river banks, at elevations up to 1,000 metres[
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Properties

Conservation StatusLeast Concern
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Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height2.50 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Fruits are edible[
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Medicinal

The seeds are used medicinally in Thailand[
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The rhizomes are possibly used as a stomachic[
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The whole plant is used in post-partum saunas.[
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Other Uses

The leaves are sometimes used for making temporary shelters[
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Propagation

Seed -
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