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Encyclopedia > Black cardamom
Black Cardamom
Alpinia purpurata
Black Cardamom fruit as used as spice
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Zingiberales
Family: Zingiberaceae
Genus: Amomum
Species: A. subulatum
Binomial name
Amomum subulatum

Black cardamom (Amomum subulatum), also known as brown cardamom or Nepal cardamom, like cardamom, is a plant in the family Zingiberaceae. It is used as a spice, in a manner similar to the green Indian cardamom, but has a drastically different flavor so is not a substitute in the same recipes. It is an important component in some versions of garam masala. image of black cardamom from french wikipedia File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Scientific classification or biological classification is how biologists group and categorize extinct and living species of organisms. ... Divisions Green algae land plants (embryophytes) non-vascular embryophytes Hepatophyta - liverworts Anthocerophyta - hornworts Bryophyta - mosses vascular plants (tracheophytes) seedless vascular plants Lycopodiophyta - clubmosses Equisetophyta - horsetails Pteridophyta - true ferns Psilotophyta - whisk ferns Ophioglossophyta - adderstongue ferns seed plants (spermatophytes) †Pteridospermatophyta - seed ferns Pinophyta - conifers Cycadophyta - cycads Ginkgophyta - ginkgo Gnetophyta - gnetae Magnoliophyta - flowering... Classes Magnoliopsida - Dicots Liliopsida - Monocots The flowering plants (also called angiosperms) are a major group of land plants. ... Orders Base Monocots: Acorus Alismatales Asparagales Dioscoreales Liliales Pandanales Family Petrosaviaceae Commelinids: Arecales Commelinales Poales Zingiberales Family Dasypogonaceae Monocotyledons or monocots are a group of flowering plants usually ranked as a class and once called the Monocotyledoneae. ... Families Cannaceae Costaceae Heliconiaceae Lowiaceae Marantaceae Musaceae Strelitziaceae Zingiberaceae The Zingiberales are an order of monocots, including familiar plants like bananas and ginger. ... Subdivisions Subfamily Siphonochiloideae  Tribe Siphonochileae   Siphonochilus Subfamily Tamijioideae  Tribe Tamijieae   Tamijia Subfamily Alpinioideae  Tribe Alpinieae   Aframomum   Alpinia - galangal   Amomum   Aulotandra   Cyphostigma   Elettaria - cardamom  Elettariopsis   Etlingera   Geocharis   Geostachys   Hornstedtia   Leptosolena   Paramomum   Plagiostachys   Renealmia   Siliquamomum (Incertae Sedis)   Vanoverberghia  Tribe Riedelieae   Burbidgea   Pleuranthodium   Riedelia   Siamanthus Subfamily Zingiberoideae  Tribe Zingibereae   Boesenbergia   Camptandra   Caulokaempferia (Incertae... In biology, binomial nomenclature is the formal method of naming species. ... William Roxburgh (June 29, 1759 - April 10, 1815) was a Scottish physician and botanist. ... Genera Aframomum Amomum Elettaria The name cardamom is used for species within three genera of the Ginger family (Zingiberaceae), namely Elettaria, Amomum and Aframomum. ... Subdivisions Subfamily Siphonochiloideae  Tribe Siphonochileae   Siphonochilus Subfamily Tamijioideae  Tribe Tamijieae   Tamijia Subfamily Alpinioideae  Tribe Alpinieae   Aframomum   Alpinia - galangal   Amomum   Aulotandra   Cyphostigma   Elettaria - cardamom  Elettariopsis   Etlingera   Geocharis   Geostachys   Hornstedtia   Leptosolena   Paramomum   Plagiostachys   Renealmia   Siliquamomum (Incertae Sedis)   Vanoverberghia  Tribe Riedelieae   Burbidgea   Pleuranthodium   Riedelia   Siamanthus Subfamily Zingiberoideae  Tribe Zingibereae   Boesenbergia   Camptandra   Caulokaempferia (Incertae... Screen shot of Spice OPUS, a fork of Berkeley SPICE SPICE (Simulation Program with Integrated Circuits Emphasis) is a general purpose analog circuit simulator. ... Garam masala is a blend of dry-roasted ground spices common in Indian cuisine. ...

External links

  • Black cardamom page from Gernot Katzer's Spice Pages

See also

  Results from FactBites:
Cardamom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (547 words)
Cardamom is native to the tropical rainforests of south India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Sumatra; it is now also grown in Nepal, Thailand and Central America.
Elettaria subulatum (the usual type of cardamom) is used as a spice, a masticatory and in medicine; it is also sometimes smoked; it is used as a food plant by the larva of the moth Endoclita hosei.
Ground cardamom is an ingredient in many Indian curries, and is a primary contributor to the flavour of masala chai.
cardamom - definition of cardamom in Encyclopedia (216 words)
Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum) is a pungent aromatic spice belonging to the Zingiberaceae family.
Cardamom was first used around 700 CE and was imported to Europe for the first time in around 1200.
Black cardamom (Amomum subulatum and related species) also of the Zingiberaceae, is used in the same way as the green Indian variety, but with a different flavor.
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