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Useful Tropical Plants

Renealmia asplundii

Maas

Zingiberaceae

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General Information

Renealmia asplundii is a low-growing herbaceous perennial plant with stems up to 75cm tall from a rhizome 3 - 11mm thick[
850
Title
Renealmia (Zingiberaceae-Zingiberoideae), Costoideae (Additions) (Zingiberaceae).
Publication
Flora Neotropica 18: 1 - 218
Author
Maas P.J.M.
Publisher
New York Botanical Garden; New York.
Year
1977
ISBN
 
Description
A monograph of the genus Renealmia in the American Tropics.
].
The plant is one of the major snake bite remedies within its native range, where it is commonly harvested from the wild.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

850
Title
Renealmia (Zingiberaceae-Zingiberoideae), Costoideae (Additions) (Zingiberaceae).
Publication
Flora Neotropica 18: 1 - 218
Author
Maas P.J.M.
Publisher
New York Botanical Garden; New York.
Year
1977
ISBN
 
Description
A monograph of the genus Renealmia in the American Tropics.

Range

S. America - Peru, Ecuador, Colombia.

Habitat

Primary rainforests, at elevations up to 1,000 metres[
697
Title
Botanical Museum Leaflets Vol 29
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Harvard University; Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Year
1983
ISBN
 
Description
Some interesting notes on plant uses in tropical America. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
,
850
Title
Renealmia (Zingiberaceae-Zingiberoideae), Costoideae (Additions) (Zingiberaceae).
Publication
Flora Neotropica 18: 1 - 218
Author
Maas P.J.M.
Publisher
New York Botanical Garden; New York.
Year
1977
ISBN
 
Description
A monograph of the genus Renealmia in the American Tropics.
].

Properties

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

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The stem is pounded to a pulp and then mixed with water to make an antidote to snake poisoning. The infusion is drunk once a day to reduce the swelling until the patient is cured. It is employed specifically as a antidote to the bite of the jergón, or fer-de-lance (Bothrops atrox)[
697
Title
Botanical Museum Leaflets Vol 29
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Harvard University; Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Year
1983
ISBN
 
Description
Some interesting notes on plant uses in tropical America. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -

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