African Plant Database

Aframomum laurentii (De Wild. & T. Durand) K. Schum.
Protologue : Engl. Pflanzenreich, Zingib. 213 (1904)
Information on the genus : Aframomum
Basionym : Amomum laurentii De Wild. & T. Durand
Statuts nomenclatural : needs further study
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Amomum laurentii De Wild. & T. Durand (1900)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb with leafy shoots 4-5 m tall; leaves sessile or short petiolate, oblong-lanceolate
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Ecology : Undergrowth in forest.
  Known only from the type ? (Dewèvre 314), collected in 1895 at Chimbete, Zaire (5° 02’ S x 12° 36’E). Plant used locally, the leafy shoots as roof thatching, the seeds as a spice. The whole plant smells like a mixture of camphor and lemon oil
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