Skip to main navigation menu Skip to main content Skip to site footer

Addition of Cardamom and Ginger for the Flora of Maharashtra


Field survey of eastern Maharashtra resulted in collection of Amomum maximum Roxb. and Zingiber capitatum Roxb. var. elatum (Roxb.) Baker. A scrutiny of the literature and herbaria revealed that both the taxa forms the first report for flora of the Maharashtra state. The present paper reports range extension of these two species for the State of Maharashtra and provides short description, distribution and herbarium specimens collected for each species.


Zingiberaceae, Amomum, Zingiber, New Records, Flora, Maharashtra.



Download data is not yet available.


  1. KRESS WJ, PRINCE LM, WILLIAMS KJ 2002. The phylogeny and new classification of the gingers (Zingiberaceae): Evidence from molecular data. Amer. J. Bot. 89 (11): 1682–1696. doi: 10.3732/ajb.89.10.1682
  2. MABBERLEY, D.J. 2008. Mabberley’s plant-book: a portable dictionary of plants: utilizing Kubitzki’s The families and genera of vascular plants (1990) and current botanical literature, arranged according to the principles of molecular systematics. 3rd Rev. Ed. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
  3. SABU, M. 2006. Zingiberaceae and Costaceae of South India. Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy, University of Calicut, Kerala.
  4. THOMAS VP, SANOJ E, SABU M, PRASANTH AV (2009) On the identity and occurrence of Amomum fulviceps Thwaites (Zingiberaceae) in India. Rheedea 19 (1&2): 13-17.
  5. THOMAS, V.P., DAN, M., SABU, M., JABBAR, M.A. (2010) Amomum andamanicum (Zingiberaceae): a new species from the Andaman Islands, India. Blumea 55: 295-299. doi: 10.3767/000651910X550954
  6. XIA, Y.M., W.J. KRESS AND L.M. PRINCE. 2004. Phylogenetic analysis of Amomum (Alpinioideae: Zingiberaceae) using ITS and matK DNA sequence data. Syst. Bot. 29 (2): 334–344. doi: 10.1600/036364404774195520.
  7. LAKSHMINARASIMHAN, P. 1996. Zingiberaceae. In: B.D. Sharma, S. Karthikeyan & N.P. Singh (Eds.). Flora of Maharashtra State:Monocotyledones. Botanical Survey of India, Calcutta.

Most read articles by the same author(s)