Zingiber purpureum Roscoe

First published in Trans. Linn. Soc. London 8: 348 (1807)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Arunachal Pradesh to E. India and Myanmar. It is a perennial or rhizomatous geophyte and grows primarly in the wet tropical biome(s).

Distribution

Native to:

Assam, Bangladesh, East Himalaya, India, Myanmar

Introduced into:

Borneo, Cambodia, China Southeast, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam

Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Larsen, K. (1996). A prelimanary checklist of the Zingiberaceae of Thailand. Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany) 24: 35-49.

An alternative taxonomy had been proposed by the following authorities:

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

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • (2019). https://doi.org/10.1002/tax.12160. epublication.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2005). Monocotyledons and Gymnosperms of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 52: 1-415.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies. Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
  • Ahmed, Z.U. (ed.) (2008). Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh 12: 1-505. Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  • Girmansyah, D. & al. (eds.) (2013). Flora of Bali an annotated checklist: 1-158. Herbarium Bogorensis, Indonesia.
  • Leti, M., Hul, S., Fouché, J.-G., Cheng, S.K. & David, B. (2013). Flore photographique du Cambodge: 1-589. Éditions Privat, Toulouse.
  • 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.

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
De Silva, F. [Cat. no. 6563] Zingiber cassumunar K001124207 Yes
Clemens, M.S. [11632], Philippines Zingiber pubisquama K000255204 Unknown type material Yes

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    • Common Names from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Living Collection https://www.kew.org/
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    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
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