Taxon: Blumea balsamifera (L.) DC.

Genus: Blumea
Family: Asteraceae (alt.Compositae)
Nomen number: 7276
Place of publication: Prodr. 5:447. 1836
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 25-Feb-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 25-Feb-2012
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Food additives: flavoring (from leaves fide L Edible Pl)
  • Materials: gum/resin (like terpenoid source of ai or ngai camphor fide Pl Book)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Pl Res SEAs 12(1):158. 1999; Pl Res SEAs 19:68. 1999; Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China Fujian, Guangdong, Guizhou, Hainan, Yunnan
    • Eastern Asia: Taiwan
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Bangladesh ; Bhutan ; India Assam, Sikkim, West Bengal; Nepal ; Pakistan
    • Indo-China: Cambodia ; India Andaman and Nicobar; Laos ; Myanmar ; Thailand ; Vietnam
    • Malesia: Indonesia ; Malaysia ; Philippines

  • Cultivated

  • Asia-Tropical

    • Malesia: Indonesia Java


  • Backer, C. A. & R. C. Bakhuizen van den Brink, Jr. Flora of Java. (F Java)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  • Grierson, A. J. C. & D. J. Long Flora of Bhutan including a record of plants from Sikkim. (F Bhutan)
  • Hanelt, P., ed. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6. 2001 (Mansf Ency)
  • Hara, H. et al. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal. (L Nepal)
  • Hu, S.-Y. Compositae of China. (Comp China) 225-226.
  • Kunkel, G. Plants for human consumption. 1984 (L Edible Pl)
  • Mabberley, D. J. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2. 1997 (Pl Book)
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Oyen, L. P. A. & Nguyen Xuan Dung, eds. 1999. Essential-oil plants (Pl Res SEAs) 19:68-70.
  • Padua, L. S. de et al., eds. 1999. Medicinal and poisonous plants 1 (Pl Res SEAs) 12(1):158.
  • Randeria, A. J. 1960. The composite genus Blumea, a taxonomic revision (Blumea) 10:237-243.
  • Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  • Sharma, B. D. et al., eds. Flora of India. (F India)
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). (F ChinaEng)


Check other web resources for Blumea balsamifera (L.) DC. :

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • 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.