Elettaria cardamomum、Cardamon

Elettaria cardamomum

  • Elettaria cardamomum、Cardamon
  • Elettaria cardamomum、Cardamon
  • Flower name
    Elettaria cardamomum、Cardamon
  • Scientific name
    Elettaria cardamomum
  • Aliasショウズク, 小豆蒄, Cardamon
  • Place of originSouthern India, Sri Lanka
  • Place of floweringField
  • Flowering seasonJuly

What is Elettaria cardamomum、Cardamon

Cardamon (Scientific name: Elettaria cardamomum) is native to southern India, Sri Lanka, the Malay Peninsula, and is a perennial of the family Zingiberaceae. Seeds are used for spices such as curry and tea. It is said that there is tonic, digestive promotion, antipyretic in the medicinal effect called as the queen of spice.

Generic name: Cardamon, Scientific name: Elettaria cardamomum, Origin: Southern India, Sri Lanka, Malay Peninsula , Plant height: 1-3 m, flowering period: July - August, leaf shape: lanceolate shape, leaf margin: wavy, leaf length: 1 m, flower color: white with red purple streaks, inflorescence form: ear inflorescence, corolla Type: funnel shape, fruit: oval shape, Use: seeds spice or civil medicine.


  • Eye
    Zingiberales
  • Family
    Zingiberaceae
  • Genus
    Elettaria
  • Species
    E. cardamomum
  • Type of flower
    Left-right symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Spikelet inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Funnel/trumpet shaped
  • Leaf type
    lanceolate
  • Edge of the leaf
    Wavy
  • Life typePerennial herb
  • Flower colorsWhite
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height100.0 ~ 300.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower ~ cm

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