Taxon: Bergera koenigii L.

Genus: Bergera
Family: Rutaceae
  Subfamily: Aurantioideae
      Tribe: Clauseneae
Nomen number: 7011
Place of publication: Mant. pl. 2:563. 1771
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 (fide L Edible Pl, as Murraya koenigii; Food Feed Crops US, as Murraya koenigii)
  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Wealth India RM 6:446. 1962)
  • Gene sources: research in plant biology (fide In Vitro Cell Dev 36:435. 2000)
  • Materials: essential oils (fide PROTA4U)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2, as Murraya koenigii)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China - Guangdong, - Hainan, - Yunnan
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Bangladesh; Bhutan; India - Sikkim, - Andhra Pradesh, - Assam, - Bihar, - Himachal Pradesh, - Jammu and Kashmir, - Kerala, - Meghalaya, - Orissa, - Tamil Nadu, - Uttar Pradesh, - West Bengal, - Karnataka; Nepal; Pakistan; Sri Lanka
    • Indo-China: India - Andaman and Nicobar; Laos; Myanmar; Thailand; Vietnam

  • Cultivated:

    • :
  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania
    • West Tropical Africa: Nigeria
    • Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar; Mauritius; Reunion
  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India; Sri Lanka
    • Indo-China: Myanmar
    • Malesia: Indonesia; Malaysia; Philippines
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia
  • Pacific

    • Southwestern Pacific: Fiji


  • Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. 1980- (F Ceylon)
  • 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.
  • Guerra, M. et al. 2000. Heterochromatin banding patterns in Rutaceae-Aurantioideae - a case of parallel chromosomal evolution Amer. J. Bot. 87:735-747.
  • Hanelt, P., ed. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6. 2001 (Mansf Ency)
  • 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.
  • Sharma, B. D. et al., eds. Flora of India. 1993- (F India)
  • Smith, A. C. Flora vitiensis nova. 1979-1991 (F Viti)
  • Swingle, W. T. & P. C. Reece The botany of Citrus and its wild relatives. 1967 (Bot Citrus)
  • Wiersema, J. H. & B. León World economic plants: a standard reference (on-line edition) [medicinal plants only]. (World Econ Pl Med)
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). 1994- (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.