African Plant Database

Aframomum cereum (Hook. f.) K. Schum.
Protologue : Engl. Pflanzenreich, Zingib. 210 (1904)
Information on the genus : Aframomum
Basionym : Amomum cereum Hook. f.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Amomum cereum Hook. f. (1854)
 Cardamomum cereum (Hook. f.) Kuntze
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Aframomum sceptrum (Oliv. & D. Hanb.) K. Schum.
=Cardamomum sceptrum (Oliv. & D. Hanb.) Kuntze
=Amomum sceptrum Oliv. & D. Hanb. (1864)
=*Aframomum subsericeum auct.
=Amomum masuianum De Wild. & T. Durand (1900)
=Aframomum masuianum (De Wild. & T. Durand) K. Schum. (1904)
=Aframomum grana-paradisi (L.) K. Schum
=Amomum granum-paradisi L.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Rhizomatous herb with leafy shoots to 2 m tall; leaf petiole to 8 mm long; blade glabrous, narrowly lanceolate
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Ecology : Often abundant just behind the sand beach (as A. rostratum); also in swampy places c. 15 km from the coast (Ghana); 2-600 m alt.
  Variable species. Within A. sceptrum “a number of apparently distinct taxa may be distinguished…They differ, however, only in very small details, and their nature is poorly understood…” (Lock, Kew Bull. 35: 310, 1980). Cultivation is needed.
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carte afrique num 20186
Record n°20186
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