Taxon: Bergera koenigii L.

Genus: Bergera
Family: Rutaceae
Subfamily: Aurantioideae
Tribe: Clauseneae
Nomen number: 7011
Place of publication: Mant. pl. 2:563. 1771
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 11-Oct-2006 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 11-Oct-2006
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Riverside (RIV)
Accessions: 6 in National Plant Germplasm System


Common names:

  • currybush  (Source: PROTA4U) - English
  • curryleaf  (Source: World Econ Pl) - English
  • Indian bay  (Source: Mansf Ency) - English
  • arbre à curry  (Source: PROTA4U) - French
  • arbre à feuilles de curry  (Source: PROTA4U) - French
  • caloupilé  (Source: PROTA4U) - French
  • carri poulet  (Source: F Mascar) - French
  • faripoulé  (Source: PROTA4U) - French
  • feuilles de curry  (Source: PROTA4U) - French
  • Curry-Orangenraute  (Source: Zander Ency) - German
  • barsanga  (Source: Wealth India RM) - Hindi
  • folhas-de-caril  (Source: PROTA4U) - Portuguese
  • currybladsbuske  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • Food additives: flavoring (as Murraya koenigii)
  • Food additives: flavoring (as Murraya koenigii)
  • Environmental: ornamental ()
  • Gene sources: research in plant biology (as Murraya koenigii)
  • Materials: essential oils ()
  • Medicines: folklore (as Murraya koenigii)

Distributional Range:


    • CHINA: China [Guangdong, Hainan, Yunnan (s.)]

    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, [Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Kerala, Meghalaya, Orissa, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal] Nepal, Pakistan (n.), Sri Lanka
    • INDO-CHINA: India, [Andaman and Nicobar] Laos, Myanmar, Thailand (n.), Vietnam


    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania
    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Madagascar, Mauritius, Reunion

    • CHINA: China

    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India, Sri Lanka
    • INDO-CHINA: Myanmar
    • MALESIA: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines

    • AUSTRALIA: Australia



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  2. Grosser, J. W. et al. 2000. Somatic hybridization in Citrus: an effective tool to facilitate variety improvement In Vitro Cell. Developmental Biol., Plant 36:434-449.
  3. Guerra, M. et al. 2000. Heterochromatin banding patterns in Rutaceae-Aurantioideae - a case of parallel chromosomal evolution Amer. J. Bot. 87:735-747.
  4. Hanelt, P., ed. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6. 2001 (Mansf Ency)
  5. Jacas, J. A. et al. 1997. Screening of different citrus rootstocks and citrus-related species for resistance to Phyllocnistis citrella (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) Crop Protect. 16:701-705.
  6. Samuel, R. et al. 2001. Phylogenetic analyses of Aurantioideae (Rutaceae) based on non-coding plastid DNA sequences and phytochemical features Pl. Biol. 3:77-87.
  7. Sharma, B. D. et al., eds. Flora of India. (F India)
  8. Smith, A. C. Flora vitiensis nova. (F Viti)
  9. Swingle, W. T. & P. C. Reece The botany of Citrus and its wild relatives. (Bot Citrus)
  10. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). (F ChinaEng)

Check other web resources for Bergera koenigii L. :

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • 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.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 22 April 2018.