Alpinia calcarata Roscoe

 
  • Family : ZINGIBERACEAE
    (GINGER FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Zingiberaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Alpinia calcarata (Haw.) Roscoe
  • Common name : Lesser galangal, Snap Ginger
  • Vernacular name : Perarathai (Tamil); Toroni (Oria); Aratha, Chittaratha, Kolinchi (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Cultivated
  • Comments / notes : Cultivated in hill ranges. Often in grasslands of hills.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Collection Locality : Bhubaneswar, Khurda district
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Cultivated
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Raigad district, Ratnagiri district, Sindhudurg district, Satara district
    • Odisha : Cultivated
    • Tamil Nadu : Cultivated
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Malay Peninsula, China; Widely cultivated.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; B. D. Sharma, S. Karthikeyan & N. P. Singh 1996 - Flora of Maharashtra state - Monocotyledons; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Trans. Linn. Soc. London 8: 347 1807.; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Alpinia calcarata. Downloaded on 17 August 2019.

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