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  Zingiber wightianum
 
  Family: ZINGIBERACEAE
  Citation:  Zingiber wightianum Thw., Enum. Pl. Zeyl. 315. 1861; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 6: 244. 1892; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1489(1040). 1928; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 287. 1982; Sabu, Taxonomic Phylogenetic Stud. Zingiberac. 311. 1991; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 463. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 347. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 711. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 500. 2005; Sabu, Zingiberaceae and Costaceae of South India 245. 2006. Zingiber squarrosum Wight, Ic. t. 2004. 1853, non Roxb. 1832.
  Malayalam Name(s): Malayinchi
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Herbs, rhizomes thick, fleshy. Leafy shoot to 1.3 m high. Leaves 15- 30 X 5-6 cm, lower surface pubescent, upper surface glabrous, almost sessile, ligule bifid, membranous. Infloresecence produced separately on leafless short stock, peduncle 4-8 cm long; bracts greenish red pubescent; bracteoles shorter than bracts. Calyx 3- toothed, unilaterally split, sparsely pubescent. Corolla tube yellowish , 2.5 cm long, pubescent, lobes almost equal. Labellum yellow- orange, prominently marked with purple streaks. Staminodes acute. Stamens shorter than lip, almost sessile. Ovary trilocular.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-October
  District(s): Palakkad, Pathanamthitta, Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikkode, Thrissur, Ernakulam, Idukki, Wayanad, Kannur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Peninsular India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow, White, Red
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Monocotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 900-1200
  Localities: Peechi, Vengoli, Ranni, Athirumala
   
 
   
 
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