Amomum ovoideum Pierre ex Gagnep.
Amomum robustum K.Schum.
Cardamomum uliginosum (J.Koenig) Kuntze
Wurfbainia uliginosa (J.Koenig) Giseke
Amomum uliginosum is a perennial plant, producing leafy stems up to 300cm tall from a subterranean, long and much-branched rhizome[
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[
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)[
E. Asia - Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia.
Locally abundant in lowland forest and on river banks, at elevations up to 1,000 metres[
]. Lowland evergreen and deciduous forest, often somewhat disturbed, and also in evergreen montane forest[
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Fruits are edible[
]. The fruit is up to 2cm long, covered by slender and soft red spines[
The seeds are used medicinally in Thailand[
The rhizomes are possibly used as a stomachic[
The whole plant is used in post-partum saunas.[
The leaves are sometimes used for making temporary shelters[
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