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This species is accepted, and its native range is SW. India.
Curcuma zanthorrhiza R., watercolour on paper

Native to:

India

Introduced into:

Andaman Is., Bangladesh, Borneo, Cambodia, China Southeast, Florida, Jawa, Lesser Sunda Is., Madagascar, Malaya, Maluku, Myanmar, Philippines, Santa Cruz Is., Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Windward Is., Zaïre

Curcuma zanthorrhiza Roxb. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Fl. Ind. 1: 25 (1820)

Accepted by

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
  • Larsen, K. (1996). A prelimanary checklist of the Zingiberaceae of Thailand Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany) 24: 35-49.
  • 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. & Sabu, M. (2005). The identity and distribution of Curcuma zanthorrhiza Roxb. (Zingiberaceae) Gardens' Bulletin Singapore 57: 199-210.
  • Škornicková, J.L., Sída, O. & Marhold, K. (2010). Back to types! Towards stability of names in Indian Curcuma L. (Zingiberaceae) Taxon 59: 269-282.

Not accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne. [Cited as Curcuma zedoaria.]
  • Newman, N. & Pullan, M. (2006). Zingiberaceae Resource Centre http://193.62.154.38/ZRC/taxonomicData.html. [Cited as Curcuma zedoaria.]

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
  • Škornicková, J. & Sabu, M. (2005). The identity and distribution of Curcuma zanthorrhiza Roxb. (Zingiberaceae) Gardens' Bulletin Singapore 57: 199-210.

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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