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Pakistan | Family List | Zingiberaceae

1. Roscoea , Exot. Bot. 2:97, t. 108. 1804. Baker in Hook. f., Brit. Ind. 6:207. 1890 (under Scitamineae); K. Schum. in Engl., Das Pflanzenr. 4(46): 115.1904; Cowley in Kew Bull. 36(4): 747. 1982.


Herb with thick fleshy roots. Leaves lanceolate to oblong. Flowers in terminal spikes; bracts persistent. Calyx tube long, split on one side. Corolla tube as long as or longer than the calyx; anterior segment usually cucullate, sometimes enveloping the petaloid staminodes and stamen. Anther versatile, spurred at the base. Ovary 3-locular, placentaion axile, stigma erect, turbinate or hooked, infundibuliform. Capsule membranous, 3-valved.

A genus of 17 species extending from the Himalayas to China. Represented in Pakistan by a single species.

Lower Taxon


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