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Useful Tropical Plants

Amomum calophrys

K.Schum.

Zingiberaceae

+ Synonyms

Amomum acre Valeton

Common Name:

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General Information

Amomum calophrys is a perennial plant, producing leafy stems up tp 3 metres tall from an underground rhizome.
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a food.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Southeast Asia - eastern Indonesia

Habitat

Mountainous areas[
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Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height2.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

The fruits and inner part of the petioles are cut into small pieces, pickled in vinegar and subsequently added to food as a pungent condiment[
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Title
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Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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The seed-coat and very young stem are sometimes directly used as a pungent condiment[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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