Curcuma L.

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

Native to:

Andaman Is., Assam, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, India, Jawa, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Maluku, Myanmar, Nepal, New Guinea, Northern Territory, Queensland, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Thailand, Tibet, Vietnam, West Himalaya

Introduced into:

Belize, Borneo, Caroline Is., Comoros, Congo, Cook Is., Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Easter Is., Fiji, Florida, Gilbert Is., Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Hainan, Haiti, Hawaii, Ivory Coast, Leeward Is., Madagascar, Marquesas, Mauritius, New Caledonia, Nicobar Is., Philippines, Pitcairn Is., Puerto Rico, Réunion, Samoa, Santa Cruz Is., Society Is., Solomon Is., Taiwan, Tonga, Trinidad-Tobago, Tuamotu, Tubuai Is., Windward Is., Zaïre

Curcuma L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Reilly, J. [128], Malaysia 49869.000 No

First published in Sp. Pl.: 2 (1753)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Leong-Skornicková, J., Sída, O., Wijesundara, S. & Marhold, K. (2008). On the identity of tumeric: the typification of Curcuma longa L. (Zingiberaceae) Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 157: 37-46.
  • Raju, V.S., Reddy, C.S. & Ragan, A. (2006). Curcuma L. (Zingiberaceae) in Andhra Pradesh: a preliminary study Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 30: 773-775.
  • Sirirugsa, P., Larsen, K. & Maknoi, C. (2007). The genus Curcuma L. (Zingiberaceae): distribution and classification with reference to species diversity in Thailand Gardens' Bulletin Singapore 59: 203-220.
  • Škornicková, J.L., Sída, O. & Marhold, K. (2010). Back to types! Towards stability of names in Indian Curcuma L. (Zingiberaceae) Taxon 59: 269-282.

  • 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