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  Alpinia abundiflora
 
  Family: ZINGIBERACEAE
  Citation:  Alpinia abundiflora Burtt & R.M. Smith, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinb. 34: 179, t. 5. 1975; Sabu, Taxonomic Phylogenetic Stud. Zingiberac. 106. 1991; Mangaly & Sabu, Rheedea 2: 41. 1992; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 473. 1994; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 705. 2002; Sabu, Zingiberaceae and Costaceae of South India 48. 2006. Elettaria floribunda Thw., Enum. Pl. Zeyl. 319. 1861, non Alpinia floribunda Schum. 1904. Amomum floribundum (Thw.) Trimen, Cat. 92. 1885; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 6: 233. 1892. Amomum involucratum sensu C.E.C. Fisch. in Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1487(1039). 1928, non (Thw.) Benth. ex Trimen 1885.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kattuelam, Vainokkielam
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Tall herbs, leafy stem 3-3.5 m high. Leaves 60-100 x 10-15 cm, oblong to broadly lanceolate, acuminate at apex, glabrous or sparsely puberulous below; ligules 1.5-1.8 cm long. Inflorescence terminal, peduncle 30-40 cm long, covered with imbricating red bracts. Bracts 10-15 x 1-2 cm; outer bracts sterile, larger; inner fertile and smaller. Flowers 4-7 per bract, 2-3 cm across. Calyx tube 1-1.5 cm long. Corolla almost equal to calyx. Labellum white, stripped with pink, c. 1 cm across, 3-lobed. Ovary 0.3-0.4 cm long, 3-lobed. Capsule triangular ovoid, 2-2.5 cm across, smooth.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-October
  District(s): Thiruvananthapuram
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: South India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink, White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Monocotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 1000-1700
  Localities: Agastyarkudam, Agasthymala peak
   
 
   
 
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