Zingiber montanum 

Scientific name: Zingiber montanum  (J.Koenig) Link ex A.Dietr.Roscoe
Synonym: Zingiber purpureum Roscoe
Synonym 2: Zingiber cassumunar Roxb.
Botanical family: ZINGIBERACEAE

Vernacular names

(In territories with significant traditional TRAMIL use)

Dominican Republic:

  • jengibre amargo

Botanical description

Perennial herb up to 1 m high.  Leaves oblong-lanceolate, 13-28 cm long. Bracts ovate to orbicular, 2.5 to 3.5 cm in length, obtuse, green with pale edges; pubescent margin; corolla white, tube thin, 2.5 cm in length; lobes acuminate.  Fruit ellipsoid, 2.5 cm.







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