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Taxon: Aframomum sceptrum (Oliv. & D. Hanb.) K. Schum.

Genus: Aframomum
Family: Zingiberaceae subfamily: Alpinioideae tribe: Alpinieae.
Nomen number: 101021
Place of publication: H. G. A. Engler, Pflanzenr. IV. 46(Heft 20):214. 1904
Name verified on: 07-Nov-1986 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 30-Sep-2003
No species priority site assigned.

NO ACCESSIONS IN NPGS UNDER THIS NAME.

Economic importance:

  • Food additives: flavoring   (spice fide L Edible Pl)

Distributional range:

      Native:
  • AFRICA
    West-Central Tropical Africa: Cameroon; Gabon; Zaire
    West Tropical Africa: Benin; Cote D'Ivoire; Ghana; Liberia; Nigeria; Sierra Leone
    South Tropical Africa: Angola

References:

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Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Aframomum sceptrum (Oliv. & D. Hanb.) K. Schum.:

  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Check other web resources for images:

  • PlantSystematics.org
  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?101021 (30 October 2014)

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