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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.


Hemiorchis Kurz.
J. Asiat. Soc. Beng. 42: 108. 1873.

The genus Hemiorchis is represented by 3 species in the world. Two of which are reported from India. The plants are herbaceous and are closely related to Kaempferia L. Inflorescence radical on a seperate leafy shoots, upto 20 cm high.

Hemiorchis pantlingii

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