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Useful Tropical Plants

Elettariopsis sumatrana

Valeton

Zingiberaceae

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General Information

Elettariopsis sumatrana is a herbaceous perennial plant producing clumps of leafy stems from a rhizomatous rootstock.
The plant is sometimes gathered from the wild for use as a food flavouring and to treat scorpion stings.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Southeast Asia - Indonesia on the Island of Sumatra.

Habitat

Not known

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

The plant (part not specified) is used as a food flavouring[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
].

Medicinal

The juice of the plant is used to treat the stings of scorpions[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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