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General Features of the family Zingiberaceae

Zingiberaceae with about 50 genera and more than 1500 species are distributed mainly in the tropics and subtropics. India has rich diversity of Zingiberaceous plants. perhaps 200 of the world taxa occur in India. Many species are economically important as source of food.


Amomum Roxb.(nom. cons.)
Fl. Ind. Carey & Wall. ed 1:317. 1820

The second largest genus in the family with about 150 species, distributed through out Southeast Asia to Northeastern Himalaya. Inflorescence radical, usually partially subterranean, or raised above the ground. In India the genus is represented by 22 species with 10 endemics.


Amomum aculeatum
Amomum cannicarpum
Amomum corynostachyum
Amomum deorianum
Amomum dealbatum
Amomum subulatum cv. Dzon...
Amomum fulviceps
Amomum ghaticum
Amomum subulatum cv. Gree...
Amomum hypoleucum
Amomum jainii
Amomum kingii
Amomum subulatum cv. Madh...
Amomum masticatorium
Amomum maximum
Amomum muricatum
Amomum pauciflorum
Amomum pterocarpum
Amomum subulatum cv. Raml...
Amomum subulatum cv. Rams...
Amomum subulatum cv. Sawa...
Amomum subulatum cv. Sere...
Amomum sericeum
Amomum subulatum
Amomum subulatum cv. Varl...
Amomum vermanum

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