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Distribution of Rare and Noteworthy Zingibers in Mudumalai Tiger Reserve

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Botany, Karpagam University
  • 2Department of Botany, Karpagam University

Res. J. Agriculture & Forestry Sci., Volume 2, Issue (5), Pages 7-10, May,8 (2014)

Abstract

Zingiberaceae are perennial rhizomatous herbs with their centre of distribution in the Indo- Malayan region. Their phenology is depended on precipitation, which starts with the first shower and ends in hibernation after flowering and fruiting. As they grow on inaccessible slopes inside the forest they often go unnoticed. This study was an effort to identify and document the noteworthy members of family Zingiberaceae existing in Mudumalai Tiger Reserve. All the species reported here are recorded for the first time from Mudumalai Tiger Reserve.

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