Amomum nilgiricum V.P.Thomas & M.Sabu

    (Ginger Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : HALDI FAMILY (हल्दी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : ZINGIBERACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Amomum nilgiricum V.P.Thomas & M.Sabu
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Known only from type locality, Silent Valley National Park, Western Ghats, Kerala in the evergreen forest above 1210 m
  • Key identification features : Characteristic features are clump forming habit with non-stoloniferous rhizomes, tomentose lamina beneath, long corolla tube, obovate to rhomboid labellum with clefted apex, emarginate anther crest and reduced staminodes and ligules are persistent
  • Flower, Fruit : March-November
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Palakkad district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Southern Western Ghats (Kerala)
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Literature : Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; V. P. Thomas, M. Sabu, K.M. Prabhu Kumar (2012). Amomum nilgiricum (Zingiberaceae), a new species from Western Ghats, India. PhytoKeys 8: 99–104 (2012)
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. nilgiricum. Downloaded on 22 January 2022.


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