Plant for ID-111210MN

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mani nair

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11-Dec-2010, 12:05:21 pm11/12/10
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Dear friends,
please help to id this Plant.
Regards,
Mani.

Date/Time

5.12.2010    10 a.m.

Location- Place, Altitude, GP

Ovalekar Wadi Butterfly Garden, Thane.

Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- 

Cultivated

Plant Habit-

shrub

Height/Length- 

1 meter

Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- 


Inflorescence Type/ Size- 


Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- 


Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds- 

not seen

Other Information like Fragrance, Pollinator, Uses etc.- 


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Pankaj Kumar

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11-Dec-2010, 12:44:10 pm11/12/10
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Seems like Elettaria cardamomum to me.
Pankaj

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tanay bose

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11-Dec-2010, 2:20:16 pm11/12/10
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Yes Elettaria cardamomum commonly known as big Cardamom
Tanay
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Vijayasankar

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12-Dec-2010, 10:19:01 am12/12/10
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This should be Alpinia calcarata.
Elettaria has lateral inflorescences that arise from near the ground, not on leafy shoot.
Large cardamom is Amomum subulatum, not Elettaria.

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J.M. Garg

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31-Dec-2010, 4:08:18 am31/12/10
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Forwarding again for Id confirmation or otherwise please.

Some earlier relevant feedback:

“Seems like Elettaria cardamomum to me.
Pankaj”

 

“Yes Elettaria cardamomum commonly known as big Cardamom
Tanay”

 

This should be Alpinia calcarata.

Elettaria has lateral inflorescences that arise from near the ground, not on leafy shoot.
Large cardamom is Amomum subulatum, not Elettaria.

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manudev madhavan

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31-Dec-2010, 4:12:33 am31/12/10
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This is Alpinia calcarata only...!!!
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