Taxon: Curcuma longa L.

 
Genus: Curcuma
Family: Zingiberaceae
  Subfamily: Zingiberoideae
      Tribe: Zingibereae
Nomen number: 12676
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:2. 1753
Name Verified on: 12-May-2008 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 12-May-2008
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 8 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Food additives: coloring (fide Ency CNatIn; J. Med. Aromat. Pl. Sci. 19:948. 1997)
  • Food additives: flavoring (fide Ency CNatIn; J. Med. Aromat. Pl. Sci. 19:948. 1997)
  • Materials: essential oils (fide Ency CNatIn)
  • Medicines: source of curcumin (fide Import Medicinal Pl; Pl Res SEAs 12(1):215. 1999; CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India

  • Cultivated:

    . widely cult. in tropics

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Check other web resources for Curcuma longa L. :

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