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Useful Tropical Plants

Etlingera walang

(Blume) R.M.Sm.

Zingiberaceae

+ Synonyms

Achasma walang (Blume) Valeton

Alpinia walang (Blume) D.Dietr.

Amomum glaberrimum (Zoll. & Moritzi) Benth. & Hook.f. ex B.D.Jacks.

Amomum walang (Blume) Valeton

Cardamomum glaberrimum (Zoll. & Moritzi) Kuntze

Cardamomum walang (Blume) Kuntze

Donacodes walang Blume

Elettaria glaberrima Zoll. & Moritzi

Elettaria walang (Blume) Miq.

Hornstedtia walang (Blume) Koord.-Schum.

Common Name:

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General Information

Etlingera walang is a perennial herb producing a clump of erect, leafy stems 1.5 - 2 metres tall from slender underground rhizomes[
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]. 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 and insect repellent.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Southeast Asia - Indonesia (Java).

Habitat

Not known

Properties

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Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height1.50 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.
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Edible Uses

The leaves are used as a condiment[
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http://proseanet.org/
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Description
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Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The crushed leaves have an unpleasant odour which is like that of the rice bug Leptocorisa acuta ('walang sangit'). Historically more important is the practice in western Java of burning leaves on rice fields in order to repel that pest of rice[
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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.
].

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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