Zingiber Mill.

This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & Subtropical Asia.

Native to:

Andaman Is., Assam, Bangladesh, Borneo, Cambodia, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Hainan, India, Japan, Jawa, Laos, Malaya, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, New Guinea, Nicobar Is., Philippines, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, West Himalaya

Introduced into:

Caroline Is., Chagos Archipelago, Comoros, Cook Is., Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Fiji, Florida, Gulf of Guinea Is., Haiti, Hawaii, Honduras, Korea, Leeward Is., Lesser Sunda Is., Madagascar, Marquesas, Mauritius, Mexico Southwest, New Caledonia, Niue, Pitcairn Is., Puerto Rico, Queensland, Rodrigues, Réunion, Samoa, Solomon Is., Tonga, Trinidad-Tobago, Tuamotu, Tubuai Is., Wallis-Futuna Is., Windward Is.

Zingiber Mill. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Reilly, J. [182], Malaysia 49870.000 No
Reilly, J. [237], Malaysia 49874.000 No
Reilly, J. [247], Malaysia 49875.000 No
Reilly, J. [140], Malaysia 49879.000 No
Boyce, P.C. [1291], Vietnam 61188.000 No
Milliken, W. [1931], Brazil 62747.000 No

First published in Gard. Dict. Abr. ed. 4: s.p. (1754)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2004). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-54382. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Tripathi, S. & Singh, K.K. (2006). Taxonomic revision of the genus Zingiber Boehm. in North-East India Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 30: 520-532.

  • Art and Illustrations in Digifolia

    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew

  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • Interactive Key to Seed Plants of Malesia and Indo-China

    The Malesian Key Group (2010) Interactive Key to Seed Plants of Malesia and Indo-China (Version 2.0, 28 Jul 2010) The Nationaal Herbarium Nederland Leiden and The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0