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General Features of the family Zingiberaceae

Zingiberaceae with about 50 genera and more than 1500 species are distributed mainly in the tropics and subtropics. India has rich diversity of Zingiberaceous plants. perhaps 200 of the world taxa occur in India. Many species are economically important as source of food.


Cautleya (Royle)
Bot. Mag. 114: t. 6991. 1888

Herbs with thick root fibers, flowers yellow in terminal spikes. A genus with 5 species mainly distributed in India, Bhutan, Nepal and Myanmar. In India they are represented by 5 species and are mainly concentarted in high altitudes of Himalayas and Northeastern regions.


Cautleya cathcarti
Cautleya gracilis
Cautleya spicata
Cautleya gracilis var. gr...
Cautleya gracilis var. ro...

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