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Useful Tropical Plants

Zingiber mioga

(Thunb.) Roscoe

Zingiberaceae

+ Synonyms

Amomum mioga Thunb.

Zingiber echuanense Y.K.Yang

Zingiber mijooka Siebold

Zingiber sjooka Siebold

Common Name: Mioga Ginger

Zingiber mioga
Young plant
Photograph by: Hiroshi Kumai
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General Information

Mioga ginger is a herbaceous, perennial plant producing a clump of erect, unbranched stems that grow 1.5 - 2 metres tall. The flowers are produced at the base of the stems.
The plant is sometimes cultivated for its leaves, and is occasionally available fresh in Japanese markets[
301
Title
Cornucopia II
Publication
 
Author
Facciola. S.
Publisher
Kampong Publications, California.
Year
1998
ISBN
0-9628087-2-5
Description
The second edition of an excellent guide to the edible uses of plants, though it does not give any details of cultivation etc.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

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.

Range

E. Asia - China, Japan.

Habitat

Shaded forest floor of primary lowland forest[
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.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *  *
HabitPerennial
Height1.00 m
Cultivation StatusCultivated, Wild

Cultivation Details


Requires a well-drained, fertile soil and a position in semi-shade.

Edible Uses

The young shoots are often used in Japanese cuisine. They can be blanched and added to soups, tempura and tofu dishes[
301
Title
Cornucopia II
Publication
 
Author
Facciola. S.
Publisher
Kampong Publications, California.
Year
1998
ISBN
0-9628087-2-5
Description
The second edition of an excellent guide to the edible uses of plants, though it does not give any details of cultivation etc.
]. They add a pleasant, spicy aroma and flavour[
301
Title
Cornucopia II
Publication
 
Author
Facciola. S.
Publisher
Kampong Publications, California.
Year
1998
ISBN
0-9628087-2-5
Description
The second edition of an excellent guide to the edible uses of plants, though it does not give any details of cultivation etc.
]. They can also be pickled or chopped finely and used as a garnish for sashimi[
301
Title
Cornucopia II
Publication
 
Author
Facciola. S.
Publisher
Kampong Publications, California.
Year
1998
ISBN
0-9628087-2-5
Description
The second edition of an excellent guide to the edible uses of plants, though it does not give any details of cultivation etc.
].

The aromatic, pale yellow flowers have a sharp flavour and are added to soups, fried foods and vinegary dishes[
301
Title
Cornucopia II
Publication
 
Author
Facciola. S.
Publisher
Kampong Publications, California.
Year
1998
ISBN
0-9628087-2-5
Description
The second edition of an excellent guide to the edible uses of plants, though it does not give any details of cultivation etc.
]. They can also be pickled with salt, vinegar or sake lees[
301
Title
Cornucopia II
Publication
 
Author
Facciola. S.
Publisher
Kampong Publications, California.
Year
1998
ISBN
0-9628087-2-5
Description
The second edition of an excellent guide to the edible uses of plants, though it does not give any details of cultivation etc.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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