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Globba pendula Roxb.

Globba pendula Roxb.

Family

Zingiberaceae

Synonyms

Globba panicoides Miq., Globba uliginosa Miq., Globba wallichii Baker.

Vernacular Names

Malaysia Meroyan tinggal, halia hutan, puar birah (Peninsular).
Indonesia Pedas kancil (Palembang, Sumatra), jae kera (Bangka).
Vietnam Ng[ar]i m[oj]i.

Geographical Distributions

It is well distributed in Bangladesh, southern Burma (Myanmar), Vietnam, peninsular Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Bangka, western Java and Borneo.

Description

G. pendula is a herb, which can grow up to 100 cm tall.

The leafy shoot is up to 13 leaves. The leaves are with acuminate-caudate apex, with stiff and curved hairs on above lateral veins.

The inflorescence is much elongated, nodding and with rather long cincinni. The flowers are orange and subsessile. The staminodes are longer than its lateral petal lobes while the anther is with 2 appendages.

Ecology / Cultivation

G. pendula is locally common in primary as well as secondary, lowland and lower montane forest up to 1200 m altitude.

Line Drawing / Photograph

BOT00116

References

  1. Plant Resources of South-East Asia No.12(3): Medicinal and poisonous plants 3.