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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.


Plagiostachys Ridl.
Roy. Asiat. Soc. 32: 151. 1899.

New distributional record for India, Nicobar Islands.The genus Plagiostachys was established by Ridley (1899). Presently, the genus includes 19 species (Newman et al., 2004), mainly distributed in China and South-east Asia. Present discovery shows that the flora of Nicobar islands is more close to that of Malaysia than to that of Myanmar, Thailand or India.

Plagiostachys nicobarica

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