African Plant Database

Aframomum exscapum (Sims) Hepper
Protologue : Kew Bull. 21: 133 (1967)
Information on the genus : Aframomum
Basionym : Amomum exscapum Sims
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Amomum exscapum Sims (1805)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Amomum cuspidatum Gagnep. (1902)
=Aframomum cuspidatum (Gagnep.) K. Schum. (1904)
=Aframomum leonense K. Schum. (1904)
=Aframomum oleraceum A. Chev. (1920)
=Amomum granum-paradisi L. (1753) of Hook.f.
=Alexis bifurca Salisb. (1812)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb with leafy stems 1,2-2 m tall; leaves borne in the upper part of stem, oblong-lanceolate,
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Ecology : Forest; clearings; gallery; 600-1000 m alt.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • LEBRUN, J. P. & A. L. STORK (1995). Enumération des plantes à fleurs d’Afrique tropicale. Monocotyledones: Limnocharitaceae à Poaceae. Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 3: 35-37
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