Amomum cannicarpum (Wight) Benth. ex Baker, Fl. Brit. India 6: 240 1892. (Syn: Cardamomum cannicarpum (Wight) Kuntze; Elettaria cannicarpa Wight);
SW. India as per POWO (Meistera cannicarpa (Wight) Škorničk. & M.F.Newman);
Common name: Canna-Fruit Cardamom
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)
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Amomum cannicarpum (Wight) Benth. ex Baker,
wild Zinziberaceae member from Agumbe area of Karnataka