Hornstedtia rumphii (PROSEA)

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Hornstedtia rumphii Valeton

Family: Zingiberaceae

Vernacular names

  • Indonesia: galoba jantung, anipan (Moluccas), assem putjuk (Kalimantan).


Indonesia (Moluccas, Kalimantan).


Seed clusters are eaten raw or candied.


  • Robust perennial rhizomatous herb, up to 5 m tall.
  • Leaves linear-oblong, 70 cm × 10 cm.
  • Fruit berry-like, oblongoid, hairy.

In lowland forests on heavy moist soils, usually in dense groups.

Selected sources

  • Heyne, K., 1927. De nuttige planten van Nederlandsch Indië [The useful plants of the Dutch East Indies]. 2nd ed. 3 Volumes. Departement van Landbouw, Nijverheid en Handel in Nederlandsch Indië. 1953 pp.
  • Valeton, Th., 1921. Hornstedtia Retz. Bulletin du Jardin Botanique, Buitenzorg, Série 3, Vol. 3: 150-179.


P.C.M. Jansen, J. Jukema, L.P.A. Oyen, T.G. van Lingen