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Taxon: Curcuma picta Roxb. ex Škorničk.

Genus: Curcuma
Family: Zingiberaceae
Subfamily: Zingiberoideae
Tribe: Zingibereae
Nomen number: 461748
Place of publication: Taxon 57:959. 2008
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 17-Sep-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 2 (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:

Economic Importance:

  • Food additives: flavoring (as C. zedoaria)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Pl Res SEAs 12(1):218. 1999, as C. zedoaria; Dict Econ Pl, as C. zedoaria; CRC MedHerbs ed2, as C. zedoaria; Herbs Commerce ed2, as C. zedoaria)

Distributional Range:


    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka
    • INDO-CHINA: Thailand
    • MALESIA: Malaysia (Malaya)

    Cultivated (also cult. in tropics)


  1. Leong-Škorničková, J. et al. 2008. Taxonomic and nomenclatural puzzles in Indian Curcuma: the identity and nomenclatural history of C. zedoaria (Christm.) Roscoe and C. zerumbet Roxb. Zingiberaceae)(. Taxon 57:949-962.
  2. Leong-Škorničková, J. et al. 2010. Back to types! Towards stability of names in Indian Curcuma L. (Zingiberaceae). Taxon 59:277.

Check other web resources for Curcuma picta Roxb. ex Škorničk. :

  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Curcuma picta 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.
  • 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?id=461748. Accessed 25 February 2020.