Family: Zingiberaceae - Ginger family
Growth Habit: Herb
Tribal Name: Khetranga (Chakma), Tebonglong (Khumi), Khetrange (Marma), Kettyranga (Tanchangya).
A rhizomatous herb with slender leafy stem. Leaves oblong-lanceolate, 15-30 cm long, glabrous beneath. Panicle long, narrow; flowers small, corolla-segments oblong, greenish, lip orbicular, yellowish with red lines and dots, with two small teeth at the base. Fruits, globose, size of a pea.
Fresh rhizome contains 1.1% and fresh leaf contains 0.21% essential oil (Yusuf, 1999).
Alpinia conchigera Griff.
Forests of Chittagong and Chittagong Hill Tracts.
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