If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating.
Useful Tropical Plants

Curcuma petiolata

Roxb.

Zingiberaceae

+ Synonyms

Curcuma cordata Wall.

Curcuma petiolaris auct.

Common Name:

Curcuma petiolata

General Information

Curcuma petiolata is a herbaceous perennial plant producing a pseudostem up to 1 metre tall from a short rhizome that forms a compact mass. Each pseudostem comprises several leaves, the blades of which can be 15 - 65cm long and 6 - 30cm wide[
310
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.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Southeast Asia - Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Indonesia (Java)

Habitat

Naturalized in teak forest, upland fields, near bamboo stools and in other shaded places; at elevations up to 1,600 metres[
310
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.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height0.75 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


Plants in this genus generaly prefer a humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in partial shade[
974
Title
Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants - Identification and Cultivation of over 3,000 Tropical Plants
Publication
 
Author
Ahmed Fayaz
Publisher
Firefly Books Ltd.; New Zealand
Year
2011
ISBN
978-1-55407-489
Description
A good photograph and terse but detailed information for over 3,000 species of tropical plants. An excellent reference.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

Rthe rhizomes are used in the treatment of anorexia, puerperal fever and colic[
310
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.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
]. Germinates best at temperatures around 20°c[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
].
Division of the rhizome when the plant is dormant.
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2019-11-14. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Curcuma+petiolata>

Add a Comment:

If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. Comments have to be approved before they are shown here.