Elettaria Maton

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Herbs perennial; rhizome thick, horizontal; stem leafy, long. Leaves oblong-lanceolate. Inflorescence a panicle borne directly from the rhizome, flexuous, decumbent; bract bifid-trifid; flowers shortly pedicelled, bracteolate; calyx cylindric, membranous, shortly lobed; corolla tube cylindric, tri-lobed, mid-lobe oblong, convex, lateral lobes narrower. Fruit capsules, oblong or globose, coriaceous, indehiscent. Seeds small angular.

Worldwide: Species 11 from South India to Malesia.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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cardamomum (L.) Maton

Other sources of information about Elettaria:

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Elettaria
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Elettaria
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Elettaria
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Elettaria
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Elettaria
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Elettaria

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Elettaria.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2396, retrieved 28 February 2020

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