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Pakistan | Family List | Zingiberaceae | Zingiber

1. Zingiber officinale Roscoe in Trans. Linn. Soc. 8:348. 1807. Baker in Hook. f., Fl, Brit. Ind. 6:246.1892; Bailey, Stand. Cyclop. Hort. 6:3543.1917; Stewart, Ann. Cat. Vasc. Pl. W. Pak. & Kashm. 66.1972; Kazmi & A. Jehan in Sultania 3:50.1977.

Vern.: ‘Adrak .


  • Amomum zingiber L.

    Up to 1.3 m. Leaves sessile, up to c. 15 x 2(3) cm, linear-lanceolate, glabrous. Inflorescence on an up to 25 cm erect peduncle. Bracts green with a paler margin. Flowers yellow with a purple, yellow-spotted labellum; anther dark purple.

    Type: No specimen at LINN or Herb. Cliff.
    Native locality unknown, probably China.

    Zingiber officinale, the root ginger of commerce, is cultivated in the Hazara region m Haripur and Tret. Also cultivated in the Sind and Punjab Plains. It is always propagated by rhizomes. The rhizomes are dug up while the plant is in the vegetative state and thus it rarely flowers.


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