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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. Last Changed: 08-May-2007
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System


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; folklore

Distributional Range:


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

    Cultivated (also cult.)


    • INDO-CHINA: Thailand


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  2. Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening (Dict Gard)
  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). (L Laos Online)
  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 International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  9. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  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. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants (Dict Rehm)
  12. Theilade, I. 1999. A synopsis of the genus Zingiber (Zingiberaceae) in Thailand Nordic J. Bot. 19:389-410.
  13. Theilade, I. 1998. Revision of the genus Zingiber in Peninsular Malaysia Gard. Bull. Singapore 48:207-236.

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. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=413101. Accessed 24 May 2019.