Hedychium spicatum Sm.

    (Ginger Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : HALDI FAMILY (हल्दी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : ZINGIBERACEAE
  • Basionym : Gandasulium spicatum (Sm.) Kuntze
  • Synonym(s) : Hedychium acuminatum Roscoe; Hedychium spicatum var. acuminatum (Roscoe) Wall.; Hedychium spicatum var. khasianum C.B.Clarke ex Baker
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Hedychium spicatum Sm.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Shola forests
  • Flower, Fruit : July-November
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Palakkad district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Tamil Nadu : Theni district
  • Endemism : India
  • World Distribution : India
  • Literature : Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Ravichandran, V. 2016. Taxonomic and Phytogeographical investigation on endemic plants of Western Ghats with special reference to Megamalai Wildlife Sanctuary of Tamil Nadu (Ph.D. thesis work)
  • 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=Hedychium spicatum. Downloaded on 18 January 2022.

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