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
Evergreen forests
Western Ghats (Endemic)

(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi


 
 

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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


 
 
 
 
 

References:

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 …)  

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