SK 3900 24 November 2023 – Zingiberaceae: 5 very high res. images.

Location: Phulchoki, Lalitpur, Nepal
Date: 20 November 2023
Altitude: 2000m.
Habitat : Wild 
Zingiber chrysanthum Roscoe??
But the Leaf pattern looks slightly different compared to my earlier posts in efi.
And record says its elevation range is below 1450m and it is quite high for this sp. I have shot earlier at 1400m range only .

I think it is different from Z. roseaum according to the elevation range and leaves pattern.

Maybe … can through some light, if it is identifiable.

It is difficult to come to a conclusion because many species like Z. roseum, Z. rubens, Z. arunachalensis, Z. cernuum, Z. nimmonii, Z. companulatum, Z. cornigerum etc have almost similar type of fruits. Wait for the flowers to come.

By the way, which are the sps. matching to the elevation of the above sp., i.e. around 2000m.

I shot some images today but did not find big chunks of rhizome, rather roots only with some developing underground shoots.

The Zingiber spp. with slender, stoloniferous and branched rhizomes belong to Z. caudatum (Imphal, Manipur), Z. cornigerum (Dibang valley, Arunachal Pradesh), Z. flavofusiforme ( this has terminal inflorescence; Assam & Meghalaya) and Z. roseum ( this plant is reported from Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Mizoram, Goa, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Arunachal

Does not look like a match with any . Need to wait for the flower.


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