Zingiber zerumbet (L.) Sm.

 
  • Family : ZINGIBERACEAE
    (GINGER FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Zingiberaceae
  • Basionym : Amomum zerumbet L.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Zingiber zerumbet (L.) Roscoe ex Sm.
  • Common name : Wild Ginger, Stone ginger, Bitter Ginger, Broad-Leaved Ginger, Pine Cone Ginger, Shampoo Ginger, Zerumbet Ginger
  • Vernacular name : Agalu shunti, Kallu shunti (Kannada); Kattinchi, Kolinchi, Kattukolinchi (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Rare along edges of forests. The rhizome is used in locally as an antidote to Snake bite
  • Flower, Fruit : July-August
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Mysuru district, Tumakuru district, Udupi district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Satara district, Sindhudurg district
    • Odisha : Nayagarh district, Cuttack district, Ganjam district, Khurda district
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Malay peninsula
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; B. D. Sharma, S. Karthikeyan & N. P. Singh 1996 - Flora of Maharashtra state - Monocotyledons; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 1988- Studies on Zingiberaceae of Karnataka; Bhaskar & Kushalappa, 2013- Flora of Tumkur District; 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 zerumbet. Downloaded on 21 October 2019.

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