Alpinia zerumbet (Pers.) B.L.Burtt & R.M.Sm.

 
  • Family : ZINGIBERACEAE
    (GINGER FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Zingiberaceae
  • Basionym : Costus zerumbet Pers.
  • Synonym(s) : Alpinia speciosa (Wendl.) Schum.; Catimbium speciosum (J.C.Wendl.) Holttum
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Alpinia zerumbet (Pers.)
  • Common name : Light Galangal, Pink Porcelain Lily, Shell Ginger, Shell Flower, Shell Plant
  • Vernacular name : Nag-damani, Puna-champa (Marathi)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Grown as garden plant
  • Flower, Fruit : July-October
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : Mumbai Suburban district, Dhule district, Pune district, Raigad district, Sindhudurg district
  • Native : North East India, Myanmar and Indonesia
  • Literature : 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 zerumbet. Downloaded on 14 October 2019.

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