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Taxon: Aframomum corrorima (A. Braun) P. C. M. Jansen

Genus: Aframomum
Family: Zingiberaceae
Subfamily: Alpinioideae
Tribe: Alpinieae
Nomen number: 462945
Place of publication: Belmontia, N.S. 12:10. 1981 (Spices, condiments & medic. pl. Ethiopia, Agric. Res. Rep. 906:10. 1981)
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 09-Apr-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 14-Aug-2017
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 1 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System


Common names:

  • Ethiopian cardamom  (Source: PROTA4U) - English
  • false cardamom  (Source: PROTA4U) - English
  • korarima  (Source: PROTA4U) - English
  • cardamome d'Ethiopie  (Source: PROTA4U) - French
  • korarima  (Source: PROTA4U) - French
  • poivre d'Ethiopie  (Source: PROTA4U) - French

Economic Importance:

  • Food additives: flavoring; flavoring

Distributional Range:


    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Ethiopia (w.), Sudan (s.w.)
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Tanzania, Uganda (w.)


    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Eritrea, Ethiopia


  1. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource). (PROTA4U)
  2. Hedberg, I. & S. Edwards Flora of Ethiopia. 1989- (and Eritrea. 2000) (F Ethiop)
  3. Poulsen, A. D. & J. M. Lock 1997. New species and new records of Zingiberaceae and Costaceae from tropical East Africa Kew Bull. 52:601-616.
  4. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. (F TE Afr)

Check other web resources for Aframomum corrorima (A. Braun) P. C. M. Jansen :

  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?462945. Accessed 20 November 2018.