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Common name

English: Cardamom

German: GrĂ¼ner Kardamom

Portuguese: Cardamomo-verdadeiro


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Liliopsida (392)

      Order: Zingiberales (26)

        Family: Zingiberaceae (12)(family description)

          Genus: Elettaria (1)

            Epithet: cardamomum (L.) Maton (1)

Synonyms: Alpinia cardamomum (L.) Roxb., Amomum cardamomum L., Amomum cardamon L., Amomum ensal Raeusch., Amomum racemosum Lam., Amomum repens Sonn., Amomum uncinatum Stokes, Cardamomum elletari Garsault, Cardamomum malabaricum Pritz.

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

racemosum => having racemose inflorescences

repens => creeping and rooting


Climate: tropical

Habit: herb

Flower colour: green, white

External links

Check for Elettaria cardamomum at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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