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Taxon: Amomum subulatum Roxb.

Genus: Amomum
Family: Zingiberaceae subfamily: Alpinioideae tribe: Alpinieae
Nomen number: 411952
Place of publication: Pl. Coromandel 3: t. 227. 1815 ("1819")
Name verified on: 15-Oct-1998 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 27-Oct-2006
No species priority site assigned.


Common names:

  • Bengal cardamom   (Source: Pl Res SEAs 13:246.) – English
  • greater cardamom   (Source: Pl Res SEAs 13:246.) – English
  • hill cardamom   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – English
  • Indian cardamom   (Source: F Bhutan ) – English
  • Nepal cardamom   (Source: F Bhutan ) – English
  • winged cardamom   (Source: Pl Res SEAs 13:246.) – English
  • xiang dou kou   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • nepalkardemumma   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

    China: China - Guangxi, Xizang, Yunnan
    Indian Subcontinent: Bangladesh; Bhutan; India - Assam, Sikkim, West Bengal; Nepal
    Indo-China: Myanmar

    Indian Subcontinent: India; Nepal



Check other web resources for Amomum subulatum Roxb.:

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • 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:

  • 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: (02 September 2015)

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