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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.


Boesenbergia siphonantha (Baker) M. Sabu, Prasanth Kumar & J. Skornickova

Recently collected specimen from Andaman Islands turned out as a new combination, which was formerly identified as Kaempferia siphonantha Baker. The flowers are so beautiful and hence can be of good ornamental value.


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