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Taxon: Curcuma comosa Roxb.

Genus: Curcuma
Family: Zingiberaceae
Subfamily: Zingiberoideae
Tribe: Zingibereae
Nomen number: 468573
Place of publication: Asiat. Res. 11:336. 1810
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 02-Oct-2014 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore (fide J Med Pl Res 4:2651. 2010) potential source of pharmaceutical agent (fide J Med Pl Res 4:2651. 2010) potential source of pharmaceutical agent (fide J Med Pl Res 4:2651. 2010)

Distributional Range:


    • INDO-CHINA: Myanmar, Thailand

    Cultivated (also cult.)


  1. Boonmee, A. et al. 2011. An antioxidant protein in Curcuma comosa Roxb. rhizomes. Food Chem. 124:476-480.
  2. Keeratinijala, V. et al. 2010. Identification and characterization of Curcuma comosa Roxb., phytoestrogens-producing plant, using AFLP markers and morphological characteristics. J. Med. Plant. Res. 4:2651-2657.
  3. Sirirugsa, P. et al. 2007. The genus Curcuma L. (Zingiberaceae): distribution and classification with reference to species diversity in Thailand. Gard. Bull. Singapore 59:211.

Check other web resources for Curcuma comosa Roxb. :

  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Curcuma comosa 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. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=468573. Accessed 17 September 2019.