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Taxon: Alpinia nigra (Gaertn.) B. L. Burtt

Genus: Alpinia
Family: Zingiberaceae subfamily: Alpinioideae tribe: Alpinieae
Nomen number: 101033
Place of publication: Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 35:213. 1977
Name verified on: 22-Oct-1997 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 22-Oct-1997
No species priority site assigned.


Common names:

  • hei guo shan jiang   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese

Economic importance:

Distributional range:

    China: China - Yunnan
    Indian Subcontinent: Bhutan; India; Sri Lanka
    Indo-China: Laos; Thailand

  • also cultivated




Check other web resources for Alpinia nigra (Gaertn.) B. L. Burtt:

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Check other web resources for images:

  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (02 April 2015)

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