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Useful Tropical Plants

Habenaria rumphii

(Brongn.) Lindl.

Orchidaceae

+ Synonyms

Habenaria dahliana Kraenzl.

Habenaria holtzei F.Muell.

Habenaria stauroglossa Kraenzl.

Platanthera rumphii Brongn.

Satyrium dahlianum (Kraenzl.) Kuntze

Common Name:

Habenaria rumphii
Habenaria rumphii Habenaria rumphii

General Information

Habenaria rumphii is a terrestrial orchid producing a scattered rosette of leaves up to 14cm tall and a flowering stem up to 50cm tall[
584
Title
Threatened Species of the Northern Territory
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
Northern Territory Government; Australia.
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A series of PDF documents issued by the Parks and Wildlife Department of the Northern Territory Government.
].
The root tubers are sometimes gathered from the wild for local consumption.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Southeast Asia - Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines to Papua New Guinea and northern Australia.

Habitat

Open forest and woodland growing amongst grass in northern Australia. It is reported to be prominent in low-lying sites that are partially inundated during the wet season[
584
Title
Threatened Species of the Northern Territory
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
Northern Territory Government; Australia.
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A series of PDF documents issued by the Parks and Wildlife Department of the Northern Territory Government.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height0.50 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

The root tubers are made into a conserve in Indonesia[
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

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -

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