Images by: Dr. KM
Zingiber nimmonii (J.Graham) Dalzell, Hooker’s J. Bot. Kew Gard. Misc. 4: 341 1852. (Syn: Alpinia nimmonii J.Graham);
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.
Flowering and fruiting: July-October
Moist deciduous forests, also in the plains
Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi)
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.
In wilderness of Western Ghats we see Z. cernuum with a similar sight, though to me, the leaves seem slightly different in the posted plant
It is Zingiber nimmonii Dalz. a common ginger of Western Ghats.
Identification : 1 image.
Date/Time- 18 th Nov 2020- 10 an
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- Khandala, Maharashtra-550 m
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type-garden
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb-
Height/Length- 4/5 “ about a foot in diameter all together
Remembering Zinziber roseum to me
My guess is Zingiber nimmonii (J.Graham) Dalzell !
May be Zingiber nimmonii?