Curcuma domestica Valeton

First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. Buitenzorg, sér. 2, 27: 31 (1918)
This name is a synonym of Curcuma longa

POWO follows these authorities in synonymising this name:

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies. Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192. [Cited as Curcuma longa.]
  • Albano, P.-O. (2003). La Conaissance des Plantes Exotiques: 1-324. Édisud, Aix-en-Provence. [Cited as Curcuma longa.]
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne. [Cited as Curcuma longa.]
  • 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. [Cited as Curcuma longa.]
  • Nguyen, Q.B. (2017). Thực Vật Chí Việt Nam. Flora of Vietnam 21: 1-489. Nhà xuất bản khoa học và kỹ thuật, Hà Nội. [Cited as Curcuma longa.]
  • Smith, A.C. (1979). Flora Vitiensis Nova. A new flora for Fiji (Spermatophytes only) 1: 1-495. Pacific Tropical Botanical Garden, Lawai. [Cited as Curcuma longa.]
  • Škornicková, J.L., Sída, O. & Marhold, K. (2010). Back to types! Towards stability of names in Indian Curcuma L. (Zingiberaceae). Taxon 59: 269-282. [Cited as Curcuma longa.]

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • in Bull Jard. Bot. Buit. ser. 2, 27: 31 (1918).

Other Data

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