Is this Elettaria cardamon?? PLEASE HELP

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil(Zone 12a)

I got the seeds several years ago from a reputable source. Plants are flowering now, and I need to confirm if they are really Cardamom (Elettaria cardamon) or othe Elettaria or Alpinia species. TIA

Carlos

This message was edited Aug 1, 2012 5:00 PM

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San Francisco, CA

It doesn't look quite right to me. It may be "false cardamom" - Alpinia nutans. Look at this:
http://cubits.org/tropicalplantphotodict/thread/view/4731/

also:
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/123828/

and esp. the third comment here:
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/59557/

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