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Aframomum sp., Aframomum, Melegueta pepper

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Aframomum mildbraedii
 Aframomum sp.
Family: Zingiberaceae
Aframomum, Melegueta pepper
Origin: Tropical Africa
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadePink flowersWhite/off-white flowersYellow/orange flowersSpice or herb

The genus Aframomum is well known in African forests because the bright red, fleshy fruit of several species contain a sweet juicy pulp and is eaten widely by primates and other mammals.

Aframomum melegueta is a herbaceous perennial plant native to swampy habitats along the West African coast. Its trumpet-shaped, purple flowers develop into 5- to 7-cm long pods containing numerous small, reddish-brown seeds.


 Aframomum sp., Aframomum, Melegueta pepper

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Aframomum melegueta

Aframomum sp., Aframomum, Melegueta pepper

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