African Plant Database

Aframomum corrorima (A. Braun) P.C.M. Jansen
Protologue : Spices, condiments & medic. pl. Ethiopia (Agric. Res. Rep. 906 & Belmontia 12), 10 (1981)
Information on the genus : Aframomum
Basionym : Amomum corrorima A. Braun
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Amomum corrorima A. Braun
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Amomum korarima J. Pereira
=Aframomum korarima (J. Pereira) K. Schum. ex Engl. (1921)
=Aframomum usambarense Lock (1976)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb with leafy shoots to 2 m tall; leaves elliptic
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Ecology : Frequent in moist forests, usually in open places and/or in valley; margins of rain-forest; often along streams; Eucalyptus plantations; 800-2000 m alt.
  Sometimes cultivated in some areas in Ethiopia (seeds widely used as a spice for red pepper sauce and coffee; dried fruits traded); natural range in Ethiopia may have been extended by cultivation.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Belmontia, 1, Taxon. 12: 13,18 (1981).
  • Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 3: 35-37 (1995).
  • Kew Bull. 52: 601-616 (1997)
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 870 (2006).
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