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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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African Cardamom. Seeds are similar in flavor to cardamom. Native to tropical rain forest of Africa. Red pods are carried just above the ground. Plants reach 5 to 6 ft. tall but can form pods when smaller. Seems to grow well in containers. Full sun to medium shade. Still rare in the US.
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Grown in 6-10" / 1-3 gal pot

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