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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & Subtropical Asia to N. Queensland.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Andaman Is., Assam, Bangladesh, Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo, Cambodia, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Hainan, India, Jawa, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Myanmar, Nepal, New Guinea, Philippines, Queensland, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Thailand, Tibet, Vietnam

Amomum Roxb. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2006 Utteridge, T.M.A. [390], New Guinea 29047.974
Jul 1, 2000 Utteridge, T.M.A. [372], New Guinea 71255.000
Jun 1, 1984 Elmer, A.D.E. [20108], Sabah K000255027 Unknown type material
Sands, M.J.S. [2333], New Guinea 29047.818
Sands, M.J.S. [2333], New Guinea 29047.819
Sands, M.J.S. [2093], New Guinea 29047.820
Thailand 35125.000
Reilly, J. [244], Malaysia 49867.000
Reilly, J. [219], Malaysia 49871.000
Reilly, J. [184], Malaysia 49872.000
Reilly, J. [126], Malaysia Elettariopsis 49877.000
Willis, F. [15], Vietnam Elettariopsis 61321.000
Willis, F. [15], Vietnam Elettariopsis 61322.000

First published in Pl. Coromandel 3: 75 (1820)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.
  • Lamxay, V. & Newman, M.F. (2012). A revision of Amomum (Zingiberaceae) in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam Edinburgh Journal of Botany 69: 99-206.

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0