Amomum pterocarpum Thwaites, Enum. Pl. Zeyl.: 317 (1861) (syn: Amomum microstephanum Baker; Cardamomum pterocarpum (Thwaites) Kuntze);
S. India, Sri Lanka as per POWO;
Common name: Winged-Fruit Ginger • Malayalam: Perelam

Stem to 2 m high, clumped, erect; rhizome to 4 cm thick, old ones blue inside. Leaves to 50 x 12 cm, elliptic-oblong, acute at either ends, glabrous, usually clustered towards the apex; petiole 3 cm long; ligule 3 mm long, whitish. Spikes 5-15 cm long, 3-4 together, bracts 6-7 x 4 cm, broadly elliptic, obtuse, pale pink. Flowers solitary in a bract; lip 4 x 3 cm, obovate, white with yellow centre. Capsule 3 cm long, glabrous; wings 3-8 mm broad, entire.
Flowering and fruiting: May-October
Semi-evergreen and moist deciduous forests
(Attributions: Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi as per India Biodiversity Portal)

333 ID wild ginger Amomum: 12 high res. images.
Please ID wild ginger,
Location: near Vannappuram, Thodupuzha, Idukki Dist., Kerala PIN:685607
Altitude: 1500fsl
Flower date: 05.04.2022, 01.10pm
Habitat: wild, moisture, shady, roadside
Plant habit: ginger, erect, obliquely, young shoots, pseudostem 04cm base diameter, rhizomes, perennial
Height: 02.5 meters
Leaves: alternate, lengthy, acute, glossy, size up to:35×5 inches
Flower: terrestrial racemose clustered, diameter:20mm, white, fragrant
Camera: CANON EOS1500D +FL10x

Amomum pterocarpum Thwaites !

Yes, it is Amomum pterocarpum, dear …, thank you very much for ID my plant,

Yes, it appears close to images of Amomum pterocarpum as per POWO.


Flower for ID::NSJ-APR-2016-02-01 : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)

Found these flowers on the way to Cherapunjee from Shillong. There were no leaves.
Mar-2016, located in a pot, where other garden flowers were growing. Height approx 5000′.
Identification is requested

This is Amomum species.

Perhaps Amomum subulatum

I think it does not match with images of Amomum subulatum here

These could be flowers of Badi Elaichi, Black Cardamom (Amomum subulatum)
or maybe another species of Amomum

It is Amomum maximum

Can it be Amomum pterocarpum as per images in your site?




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