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Taxon: Zingiber montanum (J. Koenig) Link ex A. Dietr.

Genus: Zingiber
Family: Zingiberaceae
Subfamily: Zingiberoideae
Tribe: Zingibereae
Nomen number: 413101
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:52. 1831
Link to protologue:
Comment: authorship verified from original literature
Name Verified on: 08-May-2007 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use), synonyms and invalid designations:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym, I invalid designation)

Common names:

  • Bengal ginger  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • cassumar ginger  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • cassumunar ginger  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • gingembre marron  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • Blockzitwer  (Source: Dict Rehm) - German
  • banada  (Source: Gard BSing) - India (Hindi)
  • jengibre  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore;

Distributional Range:


    • INDO-CHINA: Indochina, Laos
    • MALESIA: Malaysia [Sarawak]

    Cultivated (also cult.)


    • INDO-CHINA: Thailand


  1. Guzman, C. C. de & J. S. Siemonsma, eds. 1999. Spices. Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA) 13:233.
  2. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening Note: = Zingiber purpureum
  3. Jiang, H. et al. 2006. Metabolic profiling and phylogenetic analysis of medicinal Zingiber species: Tools for authentication of ginger (Zingiber officinale Rosc.) . Phytochemistry 67:1673-1685.
  4. Kladmook, M. et al. 2010. Assessment of genetic diversity in cassumunar ginger (Zingiber cassumunar Roxb.) in Thailand using AFLP markers. Breed. Sci. 60:412-418.
  5. Kool, A. et al. Checklist of the Vascular Plants of Lao PDR (on-line resource).
  6. Newman, M. et al. 2004. Checklist of the Zingiberaceae of Malesia. Blumea Suppl. 16:158.
  7. Newman, M. F. 2011. Review of Zingiberaceae data for World Economic Plants, ed. 2. pers. comm. via e-mail on 18 Mar.
  8. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  9. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  10. Raghavan, T. S. & K. R. Venkatasubban. 1943. Cytological studies in the family Zingiberaceae with special reference to chromosome number and cyto-taxonomy. Proc. Indian Acad. Sci., B 17:118-132.
  11. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants Note: = Zingiber cassumunar
  12. Theilade, I. 1998. Revision of the genus Zingiber in Peninsular Malaysia. Gard. Bull. Singapore 48:207-236. Note: lists as Zingiber montanum (J. Koenig) Theilade
  13. Theilade, I. 1999. A synopsis of the genus Zingiber (Zingiberaceae) in Thailand. Nordic J. Bot. 19:389-410. Note: lists as Zingiber montanum (J. Koenig) Theilade

Check other web resources for Zingiber montanum (J. Koenig) Link ex A. Dietr. :

  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas 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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?413101. Accessed 20 February 2020.