Amomum nilgiricum Thomas VP, Sabu M, Prabhu Kumar KM (2012);
A new wild ginger discovered from the evergreen forest of Western Ghats of South India:A new wild ginger discovered from the evergreen forest of Western Ghats of South India
Intensive botanical explorations for taxonomic studies on the members of the ginger family (Zingiberaceae) in India by V.P. Thomas and M. Sabu of the University of Calicut, have resulted in the discovery of an interesting species of Amomum (Cardamom) from Silent Valley National Park on the Western Ghats of Kerala.
The ginger family consists of 53 genera and over 1,200 species, many of which are widely used as spices, for medical purposes, or simply for decoration. Amomum Roxb. is the second largest genus within the Zingiberaceae, comprising about 150-180 species, including several types of cardamom. Widely distributed in Southeast Asia, the genus is represented by 23 species in India, mostly restricted to North-East India, South India and the Andaman-Nicobar Islands.
In the new species, the authors show some similarities with A. masticatorium, although the two are clearly distinct. The new plant’s name refers to its locality, i.e. Nilgiri hills, a part of Western Ghats and one of the hotspots of the Indian subcontinent. The most notable feature of the plant is the presence of long ligules that
A new species published: A new species published from western ghats: Please go through the link
Notes on Justicia notha and Caralluma bicolor and Amomum nilgiricum : 5 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (4)
Pls find some more literature on Justicia notha, Gymnema mohanramii, Amomum nilgiricum and Caralluma bicolor
Nice … so many white papers !!