Alpinia malaccensis (Burm.f.) Roscoe

 
  • Family : ZINGIBERACEAE
    (Ginger Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : HALDI FAMILY (हल्दी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : ZINGIBERACEAE
  • Basionym : Maranta malaccensis Burm.f.
  • Synonym(s) : Costus malaccensis (Burm.f.) Koenig; Catimbium mallensis (Burm.f.) Holttum
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Alpinia malaccensis (Burm.f.) Roscoe
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Along stream banks in Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Rare. Damp forests, close to streams
  • Flower, Fruit : January-October
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : West Godavari district, Srikakulam district
    • Karnataka : Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Shivamogga district, Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Odisha : Puri district, Kandhamal district, Mayurbhanj district
  • World Distribution : India, Bangladesh, Malesia, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 – Flora of Hassan District; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 – Flora of Coorg; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 1988- Studies on Zingiberaceae of Karnataka; 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 malaccensis. Downloaded on 2 July 2020.

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