Alpinia galanga (L.) Sw.

 
  • Family : ZINGIBERACEAE
    (GINGER FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Zingiberaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Alpinia galanga (L.) Willd.
  • Common name : Greater Galangal, Java Galangal; Siamese ginger
  • Vernacular name : Sugandhamula (Sanskrit); Kulinjan (Hindi); Kallu shunti (Kannada); Kulinjan (Marathi); Aratha, Kolaratha, Kolinji, Pararatha (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Widely cultivated
  • Comments / notes : Rhizomes are used in medicine.
  • Flower, Fruit : August-May
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Kodagu (Coorg) district, Udupi district, Uttara Kannada district, Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Thrissur district, Ernakulam district, Idukki district, Alappuzha district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : Sindhudurg district
  • World Distribution : Cultivated throughout SE Asia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 1988- Studies on Zingiberaceae of Karnataka; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; B. D. Sharma, S. Karthikeyan & N. P. Singh 1996 - Flora of Maharashtra state - Monocotyledons; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • 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 galanga. Downloaded on 7 December 2019.

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