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Useful Tropical Plants

Globba marantina

L.

Zingiberaceae

+ Synonyms

Ceratanthera amomoides Hornem.

Colebrookia bulbifera Donn

Globba barthei Gagnep.

Globba bracteosa Horan.

Globba bulbifera Roxb.

Globba ectobolos K.Schum.

Globba heterobractea K.Schum.

Globba marantinoides Wight

Globba strobilifera Zoll. & Moritzi

Globba timorensis K.Schum.

Globba zollingeri Gagnep.

Lampujang majus Medik.

Common Name:

Globba marantina
Flowering plant
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General Information

Globba marantina is a herbaceous, perennial plant with erect, unbranched stems up to 50cm tall[
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The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and medicine[
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

E Asia - China, Indian subcontinent, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines to New Guinea and northern Australia

Habitat

Favouring dry, open habitats, it is found in dry forested areas, on sandbanks, in valleys, on banks and in sago plantations[
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Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height0.40 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

The small bulbils are used as a flavouring[
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Title
Cornucopia II
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Author
Facciola. S.
Publisher
Kampong Publications, California.
Year
1998
ISBN
0-9628087-2-5
Description
The second edition of an excellent guide to the edible uses of plants, though it does not give any details of cultivation etc.
]. Somewhat spicy, they can be eaten fresh or dried[
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Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
]. They are also used in the same way as cardamom because of their pleasant, not pungent taste[
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Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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Medicinal

The small bulbils are used to stimulate the appetite[
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Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed - the plant rarely flowers and so seed is not often produced[
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Bulbils - these are often formed in profusion and are the easiest method of propagation[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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http://proseanet.org/
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Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
]. They can withstand long periods of adverse conditions and so are easily stored for several months before planting them out directly into their permanent positions[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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http://proseanet.org/
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Year
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Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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