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Phrynium capitatum

Rhizomatic evergreen plant bearing tall petioles with a broad shiny leaves. Makes a very good pot plant  well suited for indoor cultivation. The inflorescence is produced on the upper portion of the petiole and small cream-yellow flowers open up successively over a period of time in summer from tight red/brown bracts. The tall petioles with a single shiny broad leaf at the top makes wonderful fillers for cut flower decoration 

Habitat: Eastern Himalayas.

Ethnobotany: Leaves used to fashion small plates for use in homes. Also used to wrap fish fillets for baking in hot ashes in remote village homes or while out fishing in the hill streams and a cook-out is called for.

 

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