Amomum tsaoko

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Amomum tsaoko
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Zingiberales
Family: Zingiberaceae
Genus: Amomum
Species: A. tsaoko,
Binomial name
Amomum tsaoko
Crevost & Lemarié
  • Amomum hongtsaoko C. F. Liang & D. Fang.[2]

Amomum tsaoko is a ginger-like plant known in English by the transliterated Chinese name cao guo. It grows at high altitudes in Yunnan.[2] Both wild and cultivated plants are used medicinally.[2]


  1. ^ Leong-Skornickova, J., Tran, H.D., Newman, M., Lamxay, V. & Bouamanivong, S. 2012. Amomum tsao-ko. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <>. Downloaded on 27 October 2012.
  2. ^ a b c "Flora of China".