Alpinia nigra (Gaertn.) Burtt

 
  • Family : ZINGIBERACEAE
    (GINGER FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Zingiberaceae
  • Basionym : Zingiber nigrum Gaertn.
  • Synonym(s) : Heritiera allughas Retz.; Alpinia allughas (Retz.) Rosc.; Hellenia allughas (Retz.) Willd.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Alpinia nigra (Gaertn.) Burtt
  • Vernacular name : Taraka (Marathi); Malayinjikuva (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Evergreen and moist deciduous forests
  • Flower, Fruit : January-May
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : Idukki district
    • Maharashtra : Pune district, Sindhudurg district
  • World Distribution : Indo-Malesia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Sharma B.D, 1984 - Flora of Karnataka Analysis; 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 nigra. Downloaded on 24 August 2019.

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