Amomum tsao-ko Crevost & Lemarié
  • Cat. Prod. Indochine


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Amomum tsao-ko Crevost & Lemarié. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000339289. Accessed on: 21 Oct 2020'

General Information

Plants to 3 m tall, aromatic. Rhizomes gingerlike. Ligule entire, 0.8--1.2 cm, apex obtuse; petiole absent or short; leaf blade narrowly elliptic or oblong, 40--70 × 10--20 cm, glabrous, base attenuate, margin drying membranous, apex acuminate. Spikes 13--18 × ca. 5 cm, 5--30-flowered; peduncle at least 10 cm, scalelike sheaths dense, brown when dry, oblong or narrowly elliptic, 5.5--7 × 2.3--3.5 cm, leathery, apex rounded; bracts lanceolate, ca. 4 cm × 6 mm, apex acuminate; bracteoles tubular, ca. 3 cm, apex 2- or 3-toothed. Calyx equaling bracteoles, apex obtusely 3-toothed. Corolla orange-red; tube ca. 2.5 cm; lobes oblong, ca. 2 cm × 4 mm. Labellum elliptic, ca. 2.7 × 1.4 cm, apex slightly toothed. Anther ca. 1.3 cm; connective appendage 3-lobed, ca. 4 × 11 mm, central lobe quadrilateral, lateral ones narrower. Capsule red, drying brown and longitudinally striate, oblong or elliptic, 2.5--4.5 × ca. 2 cm, glabrous. Seeds 4--6 mm in diam., many angled, strongly aromatic. Fl. Apr--Jun, fr. Sep--Dec. 2 n = 48*.

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    'Flora of China @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=2 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
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    World Flora Online consortium
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
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    Zingiberaceae Resource Center
    http://padme.rbge.org.uk/ZRC/welcome
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