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Useful Tropical Plants

Etlingera hemisphaerica

(Blume) R.M.Sm.

Zingiberaceae

+ Synonyms

Alpinia hemisphaerica (Blume) D.Dietr.

Amomum anthoidioides (Teijsm. & Binn.) Koord.

Amomum eriocarpum (Kuntze) K.Schum.

Amomum hemisphaericum (Blume) K.Schum.

Cardamomum anthodiodes (Teijsm. & Binn.) Kuntze

Cardamomum eriocarpum Kuntze

Cardamomum hemisphaericum (Blume) Kuntze

Elettaria anthodioides Teijsm. & Binn.

Elettaria atropurpurea Teijsm. & Binn.

Elettaria hemisphaerica Blume

Nicolaia anthodioides (Teijsm. & Binn.) Valeton

Nicolaia atropurpurea (Teijsm. & Binn.) Valeton

Nicolaia hemisphaerica (Blume) Horan.

Nicolaia rostrata Valeton

Nicolaia sanguine Valeton

Phaeomeria anthodioides (Teijsm. & Binn.) Koord.

Phaeomeria atropurpurea (Teijsm. & Binn.) K.Schum.

Phaeomeria hemisphaerica (Blume) K.Schum.

Phaeomeria rostrata (Valeton) Loes.

Phaeomeria sanguine (Valeton) Koord.

Common Name:

Etlingera hemisphaerica
Opening flower and one that has almost finished flowering
Photograph by: Wie146
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General Information

Etlingera hemisphaerica is a herbaceous perennial plant producing a clump of erect stems about 2.5 metres tall from nderground rhizomes. The flowers are produced on separate, shorter stems growing directly from the rhizomes.
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food. It has been recommended as a source of material for making paper. It is often grown as an ornamental.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Southwest Asia - Indonesia.

Habitat

Forests, at elevations from 150 - 400 metres.

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height2.50 m
Cultivation StatusOrnamental, Wild

Cultivation Details


Prefers a sunny position and a moist but well-drained, fertile, humus-rich 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

Flowers - used as a condiment[
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.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The stems and leaves have been recommended as a source of pulp for making paper[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
].

Propagation

Seed -
Division of the rhizomes[
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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