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Pakistan | Family List | Zingiberaceae

3. Zingiber Boehmer in Ludwig, Def. Gen. Pl. 89. 1760. Adans., Fan. 2:66.1963; Baker in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 6:243.1892; Schum. in Engler Das. Pflanzenr. 20 (IV. 46): 1904.
[(nom. cons.)]


Rhizome fleshy. Leaf shoots tall, usually many-bladed. Inflorescence borne separately on a leafless peduncle. Bracts large, imbricating, each subtending a single flower. Bracteoles open to the base. Calyx tubular, unilaterally split. Lateral staminodes adnate to the labellum, thus forming a 3-lobed structure. Filament short; anther connective prolonged into an elongated crest which embraces the upper part of the style.

80-90 species, distributed in Eastern Asia and Indo-Malasia. Represented in Pakistan by a single cultivated species.

Lower Taxon

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