Amomum pterocarpum Thwaites

 
  • Family : ZINGIBERACEAE
    (GINGER FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Zingiberaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Amomum microstephanum Baker
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Amomum pterocarpum Thwaites
  • Vernacular name : Perelam (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Semi-evergreen and moist deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Common in forests of Western Ghats.
  • Flower, Fruit : May-June
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Kodagu (Coorg) district, Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district
    • Maharashtra : Sindhudurg district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Western Ghats
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Rare (R)
  • Literature : Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; 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=Amomum pterocarpum. Downloaded on 21 October 2019.

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