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Useful Tropical Plants

Alpinia oceanica

Burkill

Zingiberaceae

+ Synonyms

Alpinia engleriana K.Schum.

Alpinia nutans K.Schum.

Alpinia rechingeri (Gagnep.) Loes.

Guillainia rechingeri Gagnep.

Common Name:

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General Information

Alpinia oceanica is an erect, perennial plant with shoots that can grow up to 3 metres tall from a creeping, fleshy rhizome[
481
Title
Medicinal Plants in Papua New Guinea
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
World Health Organisation
Year
2009
ISBN
978-92-9061-249-0
Description
Traditional medicinal uses of 126 species from Papua New Guinea, including information on modern research into the plants.
].
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Western Pacific - Bismarch Archipelago, Solomon Islands

Habitat

Cultivated and wild in disturbed moist forests, old gardens, underr brush, thickets and along sea shores; at elevations up to 500 metres[
481
Title
Medicinal Plants in Papua New Guinea
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
World Health Organisation
Year
2009
ISBN
978-92-9061-249-0
Description
Traditional medicinal uses of 126 species from Papua New Guinea, including information on modern research into the plants.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height2.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


Plants in this genus generally grow best in a sunny or partially sunny position in a moist, fertile soil[
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

The fresh leaves are chewed as a remedy for sore tongues[
481
Title
Medicinal Plants in Papua New Guinea
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
World Health Organisation
Year
2009
ISBN
978-92-9061-249-0
Description
Traditional medicinal uses of 126 species from Papua New Guinea, including information on modern research into the plants.
].
The leaves are used as a poultice on wound[
481
Title
Medicinal Plants in Papua New Guinea
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
World Health Organisation
Year
2009
ISBN
978-92-9061-249-0
Description
Traditional medicinal uses of 126 species from Papua New Guinea, including information on modern research into the plants.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
Division of the rhizome[
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.
].
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2024-07-14. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Alpinia+oceanica>

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