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Useful Tropical Plants

Curcuma aurantiaca

Zijp

Zingiberaceae

+ Synonyms

Curcuma ecalcarata Sivar. & Balach.

Common Name:

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General Information

Curcuma aurantiaca is a perennial, stemless plant producing a cluster of about 5 leaves up to 50cm long and 20cm wide from a short rhizome with a cluster of short tubers[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
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Website
http://proseanet.org/
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0
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Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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989
Title
The Gardens' Bulletin, Singapore. Vol. 13
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
Government Printing Office, Singapore
Year
1950
ISBN
 
Description
A botanical journal, it includes a treatment of the Zingiberaceae of the Malay Peninsula.
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The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and medicine.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

989
Title
The Gardens' Bulletin, Singapore. Vol. 13
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
Government Printing Office, Singapore
Year
1950
ISBN
 
Description
A botanical journal, it includes a treatment of the Zingiberaceae of the Malay Peninsula.

Range

Southeast Asia - Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia.

Habitat

Teak forests[
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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.
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Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height0.50 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

A plant of the tropics, preferring to grow in areas with a distinct dry season[
989
Title
The Gardens' Bulletin, Singapore. Vol. 13
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
Government Printing Office, Singapore
Year
1950
ISBN
 
Description
A botanical journal, it includes a treatment of the Zingiberaceae of the Malay Peninsula.
].
Plants in this genus generaly prefer a humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in partial shade[
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.
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Edible Uses

The young inflorescences are eaten as a vegetable in 'sayur' (soup)[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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Medicinal

The rhizomes have a camphor scent. They are used medicinally for their astringent properties[
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.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe[
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.
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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.
].
Division of the rhizome when the plant is dormant.
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