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
Evergreen forests
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



POWO (Meistera cannicarpa (Wight) Škorničk. & M.F.Newman) The Plant List Ver.1.1  WCSP  BSI Flora of India Checklist  India Biodiversity Portal  Springer  Flowers of India  Flora of Peninsular India
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 …)