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Taxon: Zingiber officinale Roscoe

Genus: Zingiber
Family: Zingiberaceae subfamily: Zingiberoideae tribe: Zingibereae.
Nomen number: 42254
Place of publication: Trans. Linn. Soc. London 8:348. 1807
Name verified on: 01-Apr-1999 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 28-Mar-2003
No species priority site assigned.
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.


Common names:

  • ginger   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • jiang   (Source: Y. Zhao, p.c.) – Transcribed Chinese
  • gingembre   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • Ingwer   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • zenzero   (Source: HerbSpices ) – Italian
  • shoga   (Source: HerbSpices ) – Japanese Rōmaji
  • saenggang   (Source: Kulturpflanze 34:135) – Transcribed Korean
  • gengibre   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Portuguese
  • jengibre   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • ingefära   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish
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Economic importance:

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Distributional range:

      Cultivated:
  • widely cultivated in tropics

      Other:
  • probable origin tropical Asia

References:

  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson. 2009. Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin).
  • Backer, C. A. & R. C. Bakhuizen van den Brink, Jr. 1963–1968. Flora of Java.
  • Bosser, J. M. et al., eds. 1976–. Flores des Mascareignes.
  • Craker, L. E. & J. E. Simon, eds. 1986–1987. Herbs, spices, and medicinal plants, 2 vols.
  • Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. 1980–. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon.
  • Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs.
  • Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource).
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening.
  • Kala, C. P. et al. 2004. Prioritization of medicinal plants on the basis of available knowledge, existing practices and use value status in Uttaranchal, India. Biodivers. & Conservation 13:459.
  • Leung, A. Y. & S. Foster. 1996. Encyclopedia of common natural ingredients used in food, drugs, and cosmetics, ed. 2.
  • Li, H. L. et al., eds. 1975–1979. Flora of Taiwan.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2.
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2.
  • Mun-Chan, B. et al. 1986. A checklist of the Korean cultivated plants. Kulturpflanze 34:134.
  • Newman, M. et al. 2004. Checklist of the Zingiberaceae of Malesia. Blumea Suppl. 16:159.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants.
  • Smith, A. C. 1979–1991. Flora vitiensis nova.
  • Theilade, I. 1996. Revision of the genus Zingiber in Peninsular Malaysia. Gard. Bull. Singapore 48:217–220. [with two varieties].
  • Walker, E. 1976. Flora of Okinawa and the southern Ryukyu Islands.
  • Zhao, Y. 1998. pers. comm. [re. common names].
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Check other web resources for Zingiber officinale Roscoe:

  • 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.

Images:

  • Fruit: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seeds: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
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  • Check PlantSystematics.org for additional images
  • Google Images 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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URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?42254 (30 July 2014)

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