Amomum cannicarpum (Wight) Benth. ex Baker, Fl. Brit. India 6: 240 1892. (Syn: Cardamomum cannicarpum (Wight) Kuntze; Elettaria cannicarpa Wight);
Leafy stem 2-3 m high, erect, straight, loosely clumped; rootstock horizontal, much branched, reddish outside, light pink inside. Leaves 50 x 8 cm, oblong-lanceolate, acuminate, glabrous, nearly sessile, lower leaves smaller; ligule 1 cm long, orbicular, reddish. Spike 1-few, to 16 cm long, obovoid; peduncles covered with imbricating bracts; basal empty bracts 3.5 cm long, ovate, obtuse, formed into sheath at base, reddish brown; bracteoles 2 cm long, tubular. Flowers one or two in a bract; calyx lobes obtuse; corolla lobes equal, 2 x 1 cm, obtuse, glabrous. Capsule 1.5 cm across, dark brown.
Flowering and fruiting: March-May
Western Ghats (Endemic)
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi
from India Biodiversity Portal )
Amomum cannicarpum (Wight) Benth. ex Baker SN Sep 22 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2).
Amomum cannicarpum (Wight) Benth. ex Baker,
wild Zinziberaceae member from Agumbe area of Karnataka
The Plant List Ver.1.1 WCSP India Biodiversity Portal On the identity and typification of Amomum cannicarpum … (Amomum cannicarpum (Wight) Benth. ex Baker is correctly identified after a lapse of over a century. Previous records regarding the occurrence …)