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  Amomum pterocarpum
 
  Family: ZINGIBERACEAE
  Citation:  Amomum pterocarpum Thw., Enum. Pl. Zeyl. 317. 1861; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 6: 241. 1892; Sabu, Taxonomic Phylogenetic Stud. Zingiberac. 149. 1991; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 446. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 341. 2002; Sabu, Zingiberaceae and Costaceae of South India 89. 2006. Amomum microstephanum Baker in Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 6: 239. 1892; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1487(1039). 1928; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 310. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 497. 1990; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 27,34. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 458. 1996.
  Malayalam Name(s): Perelam
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Herbs, stem to 2 m high, clumped, erect; rhizome to 4 cm thick, old ones bluish inside. Leaves to 50 x 12 cm, elliptic-oblong, acute at either ends, glabrous, usually clustered towards the apex; petiole to 3 cm long; ligule 3 mm long, whitish. Spikes 5-15 cm long, 3-4 together; bracts 6-7 x 4 cm, broadly elliptic, obtuse, pale pink. Flowers solitary in a bract. Labellum 4 x 3 cm, obovate, white with yellow centre. Capsule 3 cm long, glabrous; wings 3-8 mm broad, entire.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: May-October
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Thrissur, Wayanad, Kannur
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Semi-evergreen and moist deciduous forests
  Distribution: Peninsular India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White, Yellow, Orange
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Monocotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Peechi, Thekkady, Kuchimudi, Aruvanpara, Kunthipuzha dam site area
   
 
   
 
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