Taxon: Curcuma angustifolia Roxb.

Genus: Curcuma
Family: Zingiberaceae
  Subfamily: Zingiberoideae
      Tribe: Zingibereae
Nomen number: 100991
Place of publication: Asiat. Res. 11:338, t. 5. 1810
Name Verified on: 06-Nov-1985 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 26-Jan-1998
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: starch (fide Cornucopia; Pl Res SEAs 9:72. 1996)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India; Nepal; Pakistan
    • Indo-China: Laos; Myanmar


  • Chowdhery, H. J. & B. M. Wadhwa Flora of Himachal Pradesh. 1984 (F Himachal)
  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  • Facciola, S. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants. 1990 (Cornucopia)
  • Flach, M. & F. Rumawas, eds. 1996. Plants yielding non-seed carbohydrates (Pl Res SEAs) 9:72-73.
  • Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. Flora of [West] Pakistan. 1970- (F Pak)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  • Uphof, J. C. T. 1968. Dictionary of economic plants, ed. 2. 1968 (Dict Econ Pl) 164.

Check other web resources for Curcuma angustifolia Roxb. :

  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Curcuma angustifolia cultivars
  • 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.