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  Amomum hypoleucum
 
  Family: ZINGIBERACEAE
  Citation:  Amomum hypoleucum Thw., Enum. Pl. Zeyl. 318. 1861; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 6: 240. 1892; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1487(1039). 1928; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 310. 1988; Sabu, Taxonomic Phylogenetic Stud. Zingiberac. 142. 1991; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 341. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 707. 2002; Sabu, Zingiberaceae and Costaceae of South India 84. 2006.
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  Description: Herbs, rhizomes perennial, slender. Leafy shoots 2-3 50-100 cm tall. Leaves 30-45 x 5-10 cm, acuminate, silky pubescent below; petiolate, ligule short, 2-4 mm long, bilobed, glabrous. Spikes 2 or 3 flowered; bracts membraneous, glabrous; bracteoles longer than bracts, tubular, glabrous. Calyx 3-lobed, glabrous. Corolla white, equal or slightly longer than calyx, lobes equal, glabrous. Labellum yellow with pink lines, hairy near throat. Lateral staminodes reduced to two small, teeth like projections. Anther 9 mm long, connective prolonged in to truncate crest. Ovary 5 mm long.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: June-October
  District(s): Idukki, Malappuram, Wayanad, Thiruvananthapuram, Palakkad, Kannur
  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): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Monocotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 1000-1200
  Localities: Kariamchola, Koomankundu, Athirumala
   
 
   
 
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