Zingiber montanum (J.Koenig) Link ex Dietrich

 
  • Family : ZINGIBERACEAE
    (GINGER FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Zingiberaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Zingiber cassumunar Roxb.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Zingiber montanum (J.Keonig) Link ex A.Dietr.
  • Vernacular name : Kaattu-inchi (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Along stream in Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Often cultivated throughout Tropical Asia.
  • Key identification features : Rhizome aromatic, yellow inside and edible.
  • Flower, Fruit : April-May
  • Collection Nos : HFP 336, HFP 1794, HFP 2842
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Hassan district, Uttara Kannada district, Mysuru district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Kottayam district, Kollam district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district
  • Native : India
  • World Distribution : India. Cultivated in Tropical Asia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka; Rao & Razi, 1981 – A Synoptic Flora of Mysore District; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 1988- Studies on Zingiberaceae of Karnataka; Verma, D.M., et al 1985. Flora of Raipur, Durg and Rajnandagaon. Fl. of Ind. Ser. 3. pp. 377; 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=Zingiber montanum. Downloaded on 5 December 2019.

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