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

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
Reilly, J. [182], Malaysia 49870.000
Reilly, J. [237], Malaysia 49874.000
Reilly, J. [247], Malaysia 49875.000
Reilly, J. [140], Malaysia 49879.000
Boyce, P.C. [1291], Vietnam 61188.000
Milliken, W. [1931], Brazil 62747.000

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
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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 2021. 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 2021. 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