Elettaria cardamomum (L.) Maton

Common name

English: Cardamom

German: Grüner Kardamom

Portuguese: Cardamomo-verdadeiro


Kingdom: Plantae (2505)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2404)

    Class: Liliopsida (370)

      Order: Zingiberales (25)

        Family: Zingiberaceae (11) (family description)

          Genus: Elettaria (1)

           Epithet: cardamomum (L.) Maton (1)

Synonyms: Alpinia cardamomum (L.) Roxb., Amomum cardamomum L., Amomum ensal Raeusch.

cardamomum => latinisation of the ancient Greek name for the Indian spice


Climate: tropical

Habit: herb

Flower colour: green, white

External links

Check for Elettaria cardamomum at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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