Genus – Zingiber and Elettaria

Zingiber officinale , Family-Zingiberaceae , Common name-E:ginger S:inguru T:inji, shukku, ඉඟුරු , Origin-Introduced , Habit-Herb , Ecology-Cultivated ,Comment-Comercially grown as a spice.

Zingiber zerumbet , Family-Zingiberaceae , Common name-Wild ginger, Arankaha, වල් ඉඟුරු, අරන්කහ , Origin-Native , Habit-Herb , Ecology-Widely cultivated ,Comment-Probably not native, origin unknown. Used medicinally.

Elettaria cardamomum , Family-Zingiberaceae , Common name-Cardamom, caradamungu, ensal, rata-ensal, alaka, ella-kai, කරදමුන්ගු එනසාල් , Origin-Native , Habit-Herb , Ecology-Mid country ,Comment-Commerical cultivation.

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