If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating.
Useful Tropical Plants

Etlingera solaris

(Blume) R.M.Sm.

Zingiberaceae

+ Synonyms

Alpinia pallida (Blume) D.Dietr.

Alpinia solaris (Blume) D.Dietr.

Amomum chrysocalyx K.Schum.

Amomum solare (Blume) K.Schum.

Cardamomum pallidum (Blume) Kuntze

Cardamomum solare (Blume) Kuntze

Elettaria pallida Blume

Elettaria solaris Blume

Nicolaia pallida (Blume) Horan.

Nicolaia solaris (Blume) Horan.

Phaeomeria chrysocalyx (K.Schum.) K.Schum.

Phaeomeria pallida (Blume) K.Schum.

Phaeomeria solaris (Blume) K.Schum.

Common Name:

Etlingera solaris
Close-up of the flower
Photograph by: Dick Culbert
Creative Commons License

General Information

Etlingera solaris is a robust, perennial herb producing a clump of erect, leafy stems up to 5 metres tall from stout, underground rhizomes[
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.
]. 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.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Southeast Asia - Indonesia (Sumatra, Java)

Habitat

Mountain forest, at 800 - 1,650 metres[
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.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height4.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


We have no specific information for this species, but plants in this genus generally prefer 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.
].
A very variable plant[
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.
].

Edible Uses

The fruits are edible and used as a sour 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.
]. Juicy[
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.
]. The red, obovoid fruit is about 4 - 5cm long[
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 -
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.
].
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2024-07-14. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Etlingera+solaris>

Add a Comment:

If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. Comments have to be approved before they are shown here.