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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.


Schumannianthus dichotomous

Schumannianthus dichotomus is the scientific name of the plant used for making the Shital pati, also known as the cool mat,[2] a traditional bed mat in Eastern India and Bangladesh..


Schumannianthus dichotomo...




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