Amomum sahyadricum V. P. Thomas & M. Sabu

 
  • Family : ZINGIBERACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Zingiberaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Not found in Plant list
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Amomum sahyadricum grows under evergreen forest in the Agasthyamalai Hills, Meenmutty-Kulamavu (Idukki District, Kerala) and Valparai (Coimbatore District, Tamil Nadu)
  • Key identification features : Rhizome slender, creeping, 3–7 mm thick, ligule entire, 3–5 mm, coriaceous, glabrous with margin ciliate, apex rounded. Capsules 1 to 3 per spike, 3-lobed, maroon and rugose to muricate.
  • Flower, Fruit : February-July
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Idukki district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Southern Western Ghats
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Endangered
  • Literature : Thomas V. P., M. Sabu, and K. M. Prabhu Kumar (2013). Amomum sahyadricum (Zingiberaceae), a New Species from the Western Ghats, India. NOVON 22: 321–324 Volume 22, 3rd Number.
  • 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=Amomum sahyadricum. Downloaded on 19 August 2019.

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