Amomum carnosum V.P. Thomas & M. Sabu, V. P. Thomas & M. Sabu, 2012

Ding, Hong-Bo, Yang, Bin, Maw, Mya Bhone, Win, Pyae Pyae & Tan, Yun-Hong, 2020, Taxonomic studies on Amomum Roxburgh s. l. (Zingiberaceae) in Myanmar II: one new species and five new records for the flora of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 138, pp. 139-153: 139

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scientific name

Amomum carnosum V.P. Thomas & M. Sabu
status

 

Amomum carnosum V.P. Thomas & M. Sabu   Fig. 3 View Figure 3

Amomum carnosum   V.P. Thomas & M. Sabu in Kew Bull. 67: 549. 2012; De Boer et al. in Taxon 67(1): 19. 2018. Type: India, Nagaland, Tuensang Distr., Noklak, 20 May 2007, Thomas & Muhammed Nissar 103698 (holotype: CALI).

Specimens examined.

MYANMAR, Kachin state, Putao district, Upper Shankhaung to Wasandum, understory herbs in tropical rain forest, 27°27'15"N, 97°14'50"E, 1007 m elev., 17 June 2018, Myanmar Exped. M4626 (HITBC!; RAF!).

Distribution.

India, Myanmar.

Note.

Amomum carnosum   was first described by Thomas et al. (2012) and recorded as endemic to Nagaland, India. The species is similar to A. maximum   ( Roxburgh 1810: 344) in having a bifid membranous ligule, white flowers, but differs in its diffuse, low stoloniferous herb, 30-45 cm tall, leaves 2-3 per shoot, 3-lobed labellum, lamina elliptic and glabrous. In our collection from Myanmar, Myanmar Exped. M4626 matches well with Thomas’s type in its morphological structure ( Thomas et al. 2012). However, it differs in the slightly floral structure and having non-3-lobed labellum. Considering the floral structure of Amomum   s.l. is easy to tear and corrupt in the rainy season, we consider that the accurate description of Amomum carnosum   requires further observation and collection of field individuals.

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Liliopsida

Order

Zingiberales

Family

Zingiberaceae

Genus

Amomum

Loc

Amomum carnosum V.P. Thomas & M. Sabu

Ding, Hong-Bo, Yang, Bin, Maw, Mya Bhone, Win, Pyae Pyae & Tan, Yun-Hong 2020
2020
Loc

Amomum carnosum

V. P. Thomas & M. Sabu 2012
2012