Etlingera Giseke

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Herbs, rhizomes creeping; pseudostems robust. Leaves petiolate, lamina large, lanceolate. Inflorescence arising directly from rhizomes, a spike or head with flowers arranged in 3 or 4 concentric circles on a flat receptacle; base surrounded by numerous involucral bracts; peduncle usually raised above ground and long, or embedded in ground and short; bracts 1-flowered; bracteoles long, tubular. Calyx tubular, membranous, split on 1 side, apex 3-toothed; corolla tube equalling or longer than calyx, lobes 3, much shorted than tube. Fruit capsules, fleshy, indehiscent, smooth, longitudinally ridged with obtuse warts in rows.

Worldwide: Species 98 in tropical and sub-tropical Asia to South Pacific.

Mozambique: 1 cultivated taxon.

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elatior (Jack) R.M. Sm.

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Etlingera
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Etlingera
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Etlingera
Wikipedia: Etlingera
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Etlingera
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Etlingera

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Mozambique: Cultivated plants: genus page: Etlingera., retrieved 16 October 2021

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