Globba L.

First published in Mant. Pl. 2: 143 (1771)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Tropical & Subtropical Asia to NE. Australia.


Native to:

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

Introduced into:

Caroline Is., Leeward Is., Windward Is.


Heterotypic Synonyms

Accepted Species


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POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Govaerts, R. (2004). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-54382. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Mar 4, 2008 Smith, H.M. [544] Thailand K000459687 Yes
Jan 1, 2005 King, R.M.; Bird, R.M.c.K.; Darrow, R.A.; Robinson, E.L. [5445] Thailand K000458010 Yes
Apr 1, 1987 Cockburn, P.F. [83064] Malaysia K000610827 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6535] K001124130 Unknown Type Material Yes
De Silva, F. [Cat. no. 6535] K001124133 Unknown Type Material Yes
Jawa, R.; Johnny; et al. [S70283] Malaysia K002593193 No
Paie, I.; et al [S51959] Malaysia K001560426 Yes
Eryani, S.; Julia, S.; Nadiah, I.; Tinjan, K. [S98462] Malaysia K002593215 No
Godefroy [100] Vietnam K001768199 Yes
Put [1771] Thailand K001768131 Yes
Vanpruk, R. [1003] Thailand K001767367 Yes
Larsen, K.; Larsen, S. S.; Nielsen, I.; Santisuk, T. [31594] Thailand K001767386 Yes
Chantanamuk, A. [123; 26276] Thailand K001767339 Yes
Put [1863] Thailand K001767333 Yes
Dee [4894; 294] Thailand K001767385 Yes
[Kerr, A.] [10824] Thailand K001767388 Yes
Boyce, P. C. [1029] Thailand K001767366 Yes
Helfer [5651] Burma K001600296 Yes
Pius, G.; Dauni, S.; Ubaldus; Tajudin, M. [143176] Malaysia K002593230 No
Castro, P.; Melegrito, F. [1711] Malaysia K002593243 No
Krispinus, F. [SAN94858] Malaysia K002593254 Yes
Pipoly, J.J.; Romero, E.M. [s.n.] Philippines K002593323 Yes
Nadiah, I.; Malcom, D.; Army, K.; et al. [S100584] Malaysia K002593214 No
Balslev, H.; Chamchumroom, V.; Saisorn, W.; Sumanon, P.; Suwanachat, S. [9859] Thailand K001532384 Yes
Ubaldus, M.; Pius, G.; Tawadong, T.; Baraham, B. [157442] Malaysia K001532545 Yes
Krispinus, F. [s.n.] Malaysia K002593252 Yes
Wilde, D.; Tajudin; Good [143993] Malaysia K002593223 No
Henry, A. [12252A] China K001600308 Yes
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 6535] Nepal K001124135 Unknown Type Material Yes
Kadir [A2750] Malaysia K002593203 No
Cockburn, P.F. [SAN85009] Malaysia K002593255 Yes
Kiah bin Hadji, M.S. [S298] Malaysia K002592576 Yes
Sands [3556] Malaysia K002593249 No
Awa, D.; Lee, B. [S47799] Malaysia K002593194 No
Syazwani, A.; Norzielawatik, S.; Imin, K.; Angan, A.; Mohd. Hairul, M.A. [FRI83096] Malaysia K002592586 Yes
Suzana, S.; Ubaldus, M.; et al. [SAN152677] Malaysia K002593229 No
Creagh, G. [s.n.] Malaysia K002593222 No
Wing, J.A. [SAN19050] Malaysia K002593245 No
Reilly, J. [235] Malaysia K:SPC-49566.000 No
s.coll. [s.n.] Indonesia K002593174 No
Endert, F.H. [2579] Indonesia K002593182 No
Haegens, R.M.A.P. [464] Malaysia K002593201 No
[Kosterman E. S. I] [64] Indonesia K002593178 No
Castro; Barbon; Garcia [s.n.] Philippines K002593321 Yes
Sembilan, N.; Pilah, K. [43508] Malaysia K002592577 Yes
Sam, P.P. [49918] Malaysia K002593239 No
Ashton, P.S. [S19435] Malaysia K002593208 No
Jawa, R.; Lai, S.T. [S72942] Malaysia K002593197 No
Kessler, P.J.A.; Adriansyah; Abadie, F. [PK2842] Indonesia K002593190 No
Krispinus, F. [SAN101382] Malaysia K002593248 No
[Loe, L.] [194] Thailand K001768164 Yes
Put [2919] Thailand K001768165 Yes
Smitinand, T.; Sleumer, H. [1118] Thailand K001767346 Yes
Hock, B. [S53861] Malaysia K002593210 No
Wilde, D.; Tajudin; Good [143993] Malaysia K002593225 No
{Anthony} [A784] Malaysia K002593202 No
Larsen, K.; Larsen, S. S.; Nielsen, I.; Santisuk, T. [30715] Thailand K001767347 Yes
Put [90] Thailand K001767362 Yes
Kerr, A. [5951] Thailand K001767363 Yes
Chantaranothai, P.; Parnell, J.; Simpson, D. [90/458] Thailand K001891209 No
Lobb [412] India K001600297 Yes
Forman, L. [151] Indonesia K:SPC-18201.000 No
Floto, F. [7776] Thailand K001768157 Yes
Larsen, K.& Larsen, S. [33883] Thailand K001392941 Isotype No
Ching, Y.P.; et al. [S48501] Malaysia K002593191 No
Gambating, A. [SAN60059] Malaysia K002593246 No
Kadir [A3548] Malaysia K002593227 No
{Kostermans} [19282] Indonesia K002593180 No
Postar, M.; Geoffrey, D. [145752] Malaysia K002593247 No
Larsen, K.; Larsen, S. S.; Nielsen, I.; Santisuk, T. [31444] Thailand K001767383 Yes
Put [3102] Thailand K001767371 Yes
Bunchuai, K. [1668] Thailand K001767387 Yes
Pierre [1739] Thailand K001767365 Yes
Larsen, L.; Smitinand, T.; Warncke, E. [117] Thailand K001767345 Yes
Larsen, K.; Santisuk, T.; Warncke, E. [3407] Thailand K001768156 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6535] India K001124126 Unknown Type Material Yes
Hairu, M.; Kiew, R.; Mangan, A. [82378] Malaysia K002592572 Yes
Julaihi; Jemree; Banyeng [S77261] Malaysia K002593198 No
Sidiyasa, K.; Berau; Ambriansyah; Arifin, Z.; et al. [1232] Indonesia K002593185 No
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 6535] Nepal K001124136 Unknown Type Material Yes
Gomez, W. [Cat. no. 6537] Burma K001124143 Unknown Type Material Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] Malaysia K002592578 Yes
Jutta, M.; Kueh, H.L. [FRI59518] Malaysia K002592590 Yes
Maikin, L.; et al. [SAN101762] Malaysia K002593232 No
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 6536] Burma K001124137 Unknown Type Material Yes
Siti Mastura, Z.; Siti Munirah, M.Y.; Ummul Nazrah, A.R.; Kueh, H.L. [FRI66515] Malaysia K002592587 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6535] K001124128 Unknown Type Material Yes
Paie, I. [S19967] Malaysia K002593217 No
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 6536] Singapore K001124141 Unknown Type Material Yes
Kostermans, A. [10613] Indonesia K002593186 No
Saw, L.G.; Saleh, K.; Mustapha [FRI37415] Malaysia K002592573 Yes
Hallier, H.G. [B424] Indonesia K002593184 No
Martin, P.J. [S38189] Malaysia K002593211 No
Collenette, S.J. [2335] Malaysia K:SPC-42774.000 No
Sands, M.J.S. [3060] Philippines K002593322 Yes
Brun; Said, I.M.; Pandai, A. [19558] Brunei K002593221 No
Purseglove, J.W. [P5347] Malaysia K002593207 No
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6538] K001124145 Unknown Type Material Yes
Reynoso, E.J.; Sagcal, E.C.; Fernando [s.n.] Philippines K002593320 Yes
Mohizah, M.; Sang, J.; Yahud W. [ITTO/BC0033] Malaysia K002593195 No
Eryani, S.; Bramley, G.; Walsingham, L.; de Kok; Tinjan, K. [S93519] Malaysia K002593216 No
Haron, O. [S21316] Malaysia K002593205 No
Reynoso, E.J.; Sagcal, E.C.; Fernando [s.n.] Philippines K002593324 Yes
Mohd Hairul, M.A.; Kiew, R.; Angan, A. [FRI82372] Malaysia K002592588 Yes
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 6536] Burma K001124139 Unknown Type Material Yes
Sulit, M.D. [s.n.] Philippines K002593319 Yes
Joanes, U.; Julia, S.; Pius, G.; Kuntil, L.; Entol, M.; Ajirin, M. [SAN146869] Malaysia K002593238 No
Mohd. Hairul, M.A.; Kiew, R. [82371] Malaysia K002592571 Yes
van Steenis, C.G.G.J. [10004] Indonesia K002593175 No
Mohd Hairul, M.A.; O'Byrne, P.O.; Ong, P.T.; Angan, A. [FRI78585] Malaysia K002592585 Yes
Elsener, A. [H159] Indonesia K002593188 No
Beaman, J.H.; Beaman, T.E.; Coode, M.J.E.; Cameron, K. [11216] Malaysia K002593209 No
Henry, A. [12413] China K002592136 Yes
Yahui; Banyeng; et al. [S54895] Malaysia K002593218 No
Gomez, W. [Cat. no. 6537] K001124142 Unknown Type Material Yes
van Steenis, C.G.G.J. [12685] Indonesia K002593177 No
Webb, C.O.; Arboretum, A. [CW3354] Indonesia K002593189 No
Suzana, S.; Malcom, D.; Muliati, M.; Salleh, R. [S98129] Malaysia K002593213 No
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 6535] India K001124131 Unknown Type Material Yes
Hairul, M.A.; Siti Munirah, M.Y.; Nazri, A. [FRI72322] Malaysia K002592591 Yes
Endert, F.H. [1909] Indonesia K002593183 No
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6535] K001124129 Unknown Type Material Yes
Kulip, J.; et al. [124897] Malaysia K002593236 No
Kochummen, K.M. [2824] Malaysia K002592575 Yes
Meijer, W. [2153] Indonesia K002593187 No
Jawa, R.; et al. [S70001] Malaysia K002593192 No
Linus, B.; Joel, D.; Sawantan, K.; Ali, S. [MB760] Malaysia K002593241 No
Franken; Roos [23] Indonesia K002593172 No
Gomez, W. [Cat. no. 6536] Burma K001124138 Unknown Type Material Yes
Pipoly, J.J.; Romero, E.M. [s.n.] Philippines K002593327 Yes
RFE [667] Malaysia K002593258 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6536] K001124140 Unknown Type Material Yes
Andau, D. [1191] Malaysia K002593253 Yes
Poster; Joakim [SAN140903] Malaysia K002593242 No
Saw, L.G. [FRI44414] Malaysia K002592582 Yes
Emiza, S.S.; Bramley, G.; et al. [FRI66783] Malaysia K002592584 Yes
Bakar, A. [SAN28366] Malaysia K002593250 No
s.coll. [8138] Malaysia K002592579 Yes
Romero; Fuentes [s.n.] Philippines K002593317 Yes
Imin, K.; et al. [FRI 50721] Malaysia K002592580 Yes
Gaerlan; Fuentes; Romero [s.n.] Philippines K002593325 Yes
Dewol; Karim, A. [San77615] Malaysia K002593256 Yes
Afriastini, J.J. [1533] Indonesia K002593181 No
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 6535] Nepal K001124134 Unknown Type Material Yes
Maidin, S.M. [1456] Malaysia K002593240 No
Kerr, A.F.G. [1202] Thailand K000458011 Yes
Jawa, R.; Lai, S.T.; et al. [S74210] Malaysia K002593196 No
Sundaling, D.; [Poster] [135397] Malaysia K002593231 No
Reynoso; Majaducon [s.n.] Philippines K002593326 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6535] K001124127 Unknown Type Material Yes
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 6537] Burma K001124144 Unknown Type Material Yes
Hardial; Nor [77] Malaysia K002592574 Yes
Leopold; Joseph; Maikin [SAN114422] Malaysia K002593233 No
Forman, L.L. [151] Indonesia K002593176 No
Paie, I. [S19524] Malaysia K002593219 No
Matthew, C.G. [s.n.] Indonesia K002593173 No
Runi, S.P.; Yii, P.C.; et al. [S62922] Malaysia K002593199 No
Meijer, W. [SAN19905] Malaysia K002593228 No
Nagamasu, H. [7208] Malaysia K002593251 Yes
Pereira, J.T.; Madani, L.; Pung, V.L.; Ubaldus, M.; Salamat, A. [JTP566] Malaysia K002593234 No
{Barbon; Garcia; Fernando} [s.n.] Philippines K002593318 Yes
Saw, L.G. [FRI44258] Malaysia K002592583 Yes
Bakia, A. [600] Malaysia K002593237 No
Paul, C. [S36020] Malaysia K002593220 No
Guan, S.L. [FRI44665] Malaysia K002592581 Yes
Kosterman [s.n.] Indonesia K002593179 No
[Sojan]; Mochtar [153] Indonesia K002593257 Yes
Ummul-Nazrah, A.R.; Imin, K.; Mohd. Nazri, A.; Ong, P.T.; Saberi, Z.; Norazlanuddin, S. [FRI81506] Malaysia K002592589 Yes
Wilde, D.; Tajudin; Good [143928] Malaysia K002593224 No
{Abg. Mohtar; Ismawi, O.} [S49419] Malaysia K002593200 No
Kadir [A2750] Malaysia K002593244 No
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6535] K001124132 Unknown Type Material Yes
Wilde, D.; Tajudin; Good [143968] Malaysia K002593226 No
Pereira, J.T.; Madani, L.; Pung, V.L.; Ubaldus, M.; Salamat, A. [JTP555] Malaysia K002593235 No
Julia, S.; Tan, S.H.; Army, K.; Dino; et al. [S98040] Malaysia K002593212 No
Clemens, J.; Clemens, M.S. [22216] Malaysia K002593206 No
Malaysia K:SPC-25366.000 No
Othman bin Haron, A.F.O. [S14798] Malaysia K002593204 No
Rahman, M.A.; et al. [4962] Bangladesh Mantisia K001604442 Yes


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