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Taxon: Alpinia galanga (L.) Willd.

 
Genus: Alpinia
Family: Zingiberaceae
Subfamily: Alpinioideae
Tribe: Alpinieae
Nomen number: 2666
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1(1):12. 1797
Link to protologue:
Comment: valid publication verified from original literature
Name Verified on: 10-Mar-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 10-Mar-2011
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 2 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Food additives: flavoring
  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Asia-Temperate
    • CHINA: China [Guangdong, Guangxi, Yunnan]
    • EASTERN ASIA: Taiwan (Orchid Island)

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India (native?)
    • INDO-CHINA: Indochina (native?), Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
    • MALESIA: Indonesia, [Kalimantan] Malaysia (native?), Philippines, Singapore


    Cultivated

    Asia-Temperate
    • CHINA: China (s.)

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: Bangladesh, India
    • INDO-CHINA: Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
    • MALESIA: Indonesia, Malaysia

    Southern America
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Suriname


    Other (exact native range obscure)

References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  2. Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. (F China)
  3. Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. (F Ceylon)
  4. Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  5. Erhardt, W. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage. 2002 (Zander ed17)
  6. Farr, E. R. et al., eds. Index nomina genericorum. 1979; suppl. 1986 (ING)
  7. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  8. Guzman, C. C. de & J. S. Siemonsma, eds. 1999. Spices (Pl Res SEAs) 13:65-68.
  9. Hanelt, P., ed. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6. 2001 (Mansf Ency)
  10. Kress, W. J. et al. 2005. The molecular phylogeny of Alpinia (Zingiberaceae): a complex and polyphyletic genus of gingers Amer. J. Bot. 92:167-178.
  11. Mabberley, D. J. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2. 1997 (Pl Book)
  12. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2. 1998 (Food Feed Crops US)
  13. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  14. Newman, M. et al. 2004. Checklist of the Zingiberaceae of Malesia (Blumea) Suppl. 16:15.
  15. Oyen, L. P. A. & Nguyen Xuan Dung, eds. 1999. Essential-oil plants (Pl Res SEAs) 19:61.
  16. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  17. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  18. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  19. Wagstaff, D. J. International poisonous plants checklist: an evidence-based reference. 2008 (Wagstaff)
  20. Westphal, E. & P. C. M. Jansen, eds. 1989. A selection (Pl Res SEAs) A:32.
  21. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). (F ChinaEng)

Check other web resources for Alpinia galanga (L.) Willd. :

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • 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. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=2666. Accessed 23 October 2018.