Zingiber nimmonii (J.Graham) Dalzell, Hooker’s J. Bot. Kew Gard. Misc. 4: 341 1852. (Syn: Alpinia nimmonii J.Graham; Zingiber cernuum Dalzell) as per efi thread;
Rhizome small, purplish-lilac inside, strongly aromatic; roots fleshy, bearing fleshy root tubers. Leafy shoot 50-90 cm tall, erect. Leaves subsessile, 15-23 x 5-9 cm, oblong-lanceolate, base oblique, apex acuminate, upper surface sparsely pubescent, lower densely pubescent; ligule c. 5 mm long, bifid, coriaceous. Inflorescence produced directly from the rhizome; peduncle short or absent; spike ovate or subglobose, enclosed within obovate reddish sheaths. Flowers 4.5-5 cm long, one in each bract; bracts 3-4 x 0.8-1.2 cm, lanceolate, apex acuminate, reddish-green; bracteoles c. 2.5 x 1 cm, lanceolate. Calyx tubular, 1-1.2 cm long, unilaterally split, membranous, white. Corolla tube 2.5-3 cm long, slender, white; lobes 3, subequal, yellowish-orange. Labellum c. 2.5 x 1.2 cm, 3-lobed, light yellow with pink spot; mid-lobe ovate, bifid at apex. Anther sessile, yellow. Stigma slightly projecting from the anther-crest. Epigynous glands c. 5 mm long, yellow. Capsules c. 4 x 2 cm, trigonous, whitish when young, turning to deep red at maturity. Seeds 6-7 x 3-4 mm, dark brown; aril white.
Araceae, Arecaceae and Zingiberaceae Fortnight: Zingiberaceae: Zingiber nimmonii : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1).
Please find the photo of Z. nimmonii
Excellent capture of a beautiful plant..!!
Sub: Request for identifying plant in the photographs attached herewith : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
I am attaching here two photographs of the plant in question. This plant is a planted one in Areca nut (Betel nut) Garden. This is in a village called Tattikai situated in the high rainfall area of Western Ghats.
Kindly help me identifying this plant and I request you for some details on the plant.
I thank you in advance.
Could be some species of Zingiber.
It is Zingiber nimmonii Dalz. a common ginger of Western Ghats.
Identification : 1 image.
Remembering Zinziber roseum to me
My guess is Zingiber nimmonii (J.Graham) Dalzell !
May be Zingiber nimmonii?
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Names of Plants in India :: Zingiber cernuum: Zingiber cernuum
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zing-ee-ber — from a Sanskrit word meaning shaped like a horn
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botanical name: Zingiber cernuum Dalz. … synonyms: no synonyms … The Plants List <http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl/record/kew-273237>
This plant is distributed in Karnataka, however could not gather any name in Kannada … help required from Kannada-knowing friends. Else tempted to put a generic name ಕಾಡು ಶುಂಟಿ kaadu shunti (literal meaning: wild ginger).
Herb for ID : 21112012 : RV 1: Please help me to identify this herb……saw today at SGNP, Mumbai.
… most probably Zingiber cernuum (family Zingiberaceae)
Thanks … and … for the help.
Monsoon jewel – Curved-Stem Ginger, Zingiber cernuum
Herb-height-35cms, flowers at base, curved/broken, stem, leaf-40cms approx, alternate
Bhagamandala, Coorg, Western ghats
Habitat: forest – evergreen
Monsoon, 27 Jul 2011
This really an interesting plant!! I was fascinated to see the inflorescence at the base of the plant.
Araceae, Arecaceae and Zingiberaceae Fortnight: August 1 to 14, 2014 : Zingiberaceae : Zingiber cernuum : SGNP,Mumbai : 140814 : AK-20 : 6 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3).
Sharing pictures of Zingiber cernuum from Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai.
Pictures taken on 9th Dec,2012.
Araceae, Arecaceae and Zingiberaceae Fortnight :: Zingiberaceae :: Zingiber cernuum from SGNP, Bamboo Trail :: ARKAUG-48 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2).
Attached are pictures of Zingiber cernuum captured at SGNP, Bamboo Trail in December 2012.
Requested to please validate the ID.
Seems to be Z. nimmonii (Z. cernuum)
128 ID wild plant Zingiberaceae: 18 images.
Zingiber nimmonii (Z. cernum)
I am not finding any reference or publication on the net giving the Zingiber cernum as a syn. of Zingiber nimmonii.
May I request you to pl. clarify in the matter or give the reference pl.