Samiksha Jaiswal

Elettaria

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Zingiberaceae
Higher classification  Zingiberaceae
Order  Zingiberales
Scientific name  Elettaria
Rank  Genus
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Similar  Amomum, Zingiberaceae, Cardamom, Aframomum, Alpinia

Elettaria is a genus of plants in the Zingiberaceae. It is native to India, Sri Lanka, Borneo, Sumatra and Malaysia, though some species are naturalized elsewhere.

Elettaria Elettaria cardamomum

One member of the genus, Elettaria_cardamomum, is a commercially important spice used as a flavouring agent in many countries.

The following species are recognized as of July 2014:

  1. Elettaria brachycalyx S.Sakai & Nagam. - Sarawak
  2. Elettaria cardamomum (L.) Maton - India
  3. Elettaria ensal (Gaertn.) Abeyw. - Sri Lanka
  4. Elettaria kapitensis S.Sakai & Nagam. - Sarawak
  5. Elettaria linearicrista S.Sakai & Nagam. - Sarawak, Brunei
  6. Elettaria longipilosa S.Sakai & Nagam. - Sarawak
  7. Elettaria longituba (Ridl.) Holttum - Sumatra, Peninsular Malaysia
  8. Elettaria multiflora (Ridl.) R.M.Sm. - Sumatra, Sarawak
  9. Elettaria rubida R.M.Sm. - Sabah, Sarawak
  10. Elettaria stoloniflora (K.Schum.) S.Sakai & Nagam. - Sarawak
  11. Elettaria surculosa (K.Schum.) B.L.Burtt & R.M.Sm. - Sarawak
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References

Elettaria Wikipedia


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