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Taxon: Zingiber officinale Roscoe

 
Genus: Zingiber
Family: Zingiberaceae
Subfamily: Zingiberoideae
Tribe: Zingibereae
Nomen number: 42254
Place of publication: Trans. Linn. Soc. London 8:348. 1807
Link to protologue: https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/766831
Name Verified on: 01-Apr-1999 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 31 (1 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Food additives: flavoring (spice)
  • Materials:
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Ency CNatIn; CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2; Biodiv Conserv 13:459. 2004)

Distributional Range:

    Cultivated (widely cult. in tropics)

    Other (probable origin tropical Asia)

References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. Backer, C. A. & R. C. Bakhuizen van den Brink, Jr. 1963-1968. Flora of Java.
  3. Bosser, J. M. et al., eds. 1976-. Flores des Mascareignes.
  4. Craker, L. E. & J. E. Simon, eds. 1986-1987. Herbs, spices, and medicinal plants, 2 vols.
  5. Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. 1980-. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon.
  6. Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs
  7. Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage
  8. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Zingiber+officinale&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  9. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  10. Kala, C. P. et al. 2004. Prioritization of medicinal plants on the basis of available knowledge, existing practices and use value status in Uttaranchal, India. Biodivers. & Conservation 13:459.
  11. Leung, A. Y. & S. Foster. 1996. Encyclopedia of common natural ingredients used in food, drugs, and cosmetics, ed. 2
  12. Li, H. L. et al., eds. 1975-1979. Flora of Taiwan.
  13. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  14. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2
  15. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  16. Mun-Chan, B. et al. 1986. A checklist of the Korean cultivated plants. Kulturpflanze 34:134.
  17. Newman, M. et al. 2004. Checklist of the Zingiberaceae of Malesia. Blumea Suppl. 16:159.
  18. Pandotra, P. et al. 2015. A comparative assessment of ISSR, RAPD, IRAP, & REMAP molecular markers in Zingiber officinale germplasm characterization. Sci. Hort. 194:201-207. Note: ginger, a clonally propagated crop, from 194 sites in India were comparatively analyzed with 47 primer sequences and 4 markers; it obtained an average of 81.9 to 87.8 % polymorphisms; it allowed for recognizing two main germplams clusters all correlated by single or combined techniques
  19. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  20. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  21. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  22. Smith, A. C. 1979-1991. Flora vitiensis nova.
  23. Theilade, I. 1996. Revision of the genus Zingiber in Peninsular Malaysia. Gard. Bull. Singapore 48:217-220. Note: with two varieties
  24. Walker, E. 1976. Flora of Okinawa and the southern Ryukyu Islands.
  25. Zhao, Y. 1998. pers. comm. Note: re. common names

Check other web resources for Zingiber officinale Roscoe :

  • 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.

Images:

  • Fruit: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seeds: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

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=42254. Accessed 7 December 2019.