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Amomum compactum Soland ex Maton


Description from Flora of China

Amomum kepulaga Sprague & Burkill.

Plants 1--1.5 m tall. Leaves sessile; ligule orbicular, 2-cleft, 5--7 mm, initially pubescent, later ciliate at margin; leaf blade lanceolate, 25--50 × 4--9 cm, glabrous except ciliate at margin, apex caudate, with tip 2.5--3 cm. Spikes cylindric, ca. 5 × 2.5 cm, elongate after anthesis; peduncle to 8 cm; bracts yellow, ovate-oblong, 2--2.5 cm × 7--10 mm, longitudinally striate, persistent, margin ciliate; bracteoles tubular. Calyx 1--1.2 cm, pubescent, apex 3-toothed. Corolla white or yellowish; tube 1--1.2 cm; lobes oblong, ca. 8 mm. Lateral staminodes absent. Labellum yellowish with orange midvein and purple margin, elliptic, 1.5--1.8 × 1--1.5 cm, slightly concave, pubescent. Filament hairy at base; anther elliptic, ca. 2 mm; connective appendage 3-lobed, ca. 4 mm. Ovary pilose. Capsule yellowish, oblate, 1--1.5 cm in diam., slightly 9-grooved when dry, pilose. Seeds irregularly polyhedral, ca. 4 mm in diam. Fl. Feb--May, fr. Jun--Aug. 2 n = 48*.


Cultivated. Hainan, S Yunnan [native to Indonesia (Java)].


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