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Zingiber zerumbet (L.) Roscoe ex Sm.

(botanical nomenclature: valid name, available)

General information:

Amomum zerumbet Linné, 1753: 1.
Type locality: Indien
bitter ginger, shampoo ginger, pinecone ginger

Distribution:

The plant is native to tropical Asia and Australasia, but is now distributed throughout the tropical and subtropical zones of the earth (wikipedia 2020).

Biology:

     
India      
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Importance for humans:

The plant is used as a flavoring, similar to ginger, but to a much lesser content. The clear fragrant juice present in the mature flower heads is used as a shampoo or hair conditioner (wikipedia 2020).

Worth knowing:

Sources:

Linnaeus, C. 1753. Species plantarum, exhibentes plantas rite cognitas, ad genera relatas, cum differentiis specificis, nominibus trivialibus, synonymis selectis, locis natalibus, secundum systema sexuale digestas vol. I. L. Salvius, Stockholm: 1-560.
Wikipedia contributors. 2020. Zingiber zerumbet. In Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. URL: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Zingiber_zerumbet&oldid=931110570 [online 2020.05.28].

Publication data:

history:
Kurz Michael: 2020.05.28
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