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Taxon: Kaempferia parviflora Wall. ex Baker

Genus: Kaempferia
Family: Zingiberaceae
Subfamily: Zingiberoideae
Tribe: Zingibereae
Nomen number: 467656
Place of publication: J. D. Hooker, Fl. Brit. India 6:221. 1890
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 22-Jan-2014 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore (fide J Thai Trad Alt Med 6:73-93. 2008)

Distributional Range:


    • INDO-CHINA: Laos, Myanmar, Thailand


    • INDO-CHINA: Thailand


  1. Moon, H. I. et al. 2011. Immunotoxicity activity of sesquiterpenoids from black galingale (Kaempferia parviflora Wall. Ex. Baker) against Aedes aegypti L.. Immunopharmacol. Immunotoxicol. 33:380-383.
  2. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  3. Picheansoonthon, C. & S. Koonterm. 2008. Notes on the genus Kaempferia L. (Zingiberaceae) in Thailand. J. Thai Tradit. Altern. Med. 6:73-93.
  4. Sirirugsa, P. 1992. Taxonomy of the genus Kaempferia (Zingiberaceae) in Thailand. Thai Forest Bull., Bot. 19:6-7.

Check other web resources for Kaempferia parviflora Wall. ex Baker :

  • 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=467656. Accessed 24 August 2019.