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Useful Tropical Plants

Alpinia rafflesiana

Wall. ex Baker

Zingiberaceae

+ Synonyms

Alpinia aurantiaca Ridl.

Alpinia mythiana C.K.Lim

Languas rafflesiana (Wall. ex Baker) Burkill

Common Name:

Alpinia rafflesiana

General Information

Alpinia rafflesiana is a somewhat slender herb, producing leafy stems 100 - 120cm tall from a creeping rhizome[
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The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Southeast Asia - Thailand, Malaysia.

Habitat

Rather common in secondary forest, at elevations from sea-level up to 1,200 metres[
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Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height1.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


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

None known

Medicinal

The leaves are used for poulticing boils[
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Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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http://proseanet.org/
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Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
Division of the rhizome[
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The main focus of the site is succulent plants, but it also contains information on a wide range of other species. Usually at least one good photograph, plus basic information about the plant and its cultivation.
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Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2024-07-14. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Alpinia+rafflesiana>

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