Aframomum melegueta

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Aframomum melegueta K.Schum.

Zingiberaceae

Life form: perennial
Usage: economic plant

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Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: not specified

Division: simple

Shape: not specified
Fruit: berry

 

Inflorescence: spike

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Liliopsida
Subclassis:
Commelinidae
Superordo:
Zingiberanae
Ordo:
Zingiberales

Aframomum melegueta is a perennial.

Naming

Aframomum melegueta was described by Karl Moritz Schumann in 1904. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Aframomum melegueta is a species in the genus Aframomum which contains approximately 55 to 60 species and belongs to the family of the Zingiberaceae (Ginger Family).

Characteristics

Aframomum melegueta - fruits
Aframomum melegueta - seeds

Growth

Leaves

Aframomum melegueta is deciduous. The simple leaves are alternate.

Flowers and Fruits

The flowers of Aframomum melegueta are arranged in spikes.

The perennials produce berries.

Root System

Distribution

Aframomum melegueta is native to West Africa.

Cultivation

The perennials tolerate temperatures only above at least 1°C (USDA zone 10).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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