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

Native to:

Assam, Bangladesh, Borneo, Cambodia, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Hainan, India, Jawa, Laos, Malaya, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Sumatera, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, West Himalaya

Introduced into:

Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Lesser Sunda Is., Maluku, Sri Lanka

Kaempferia L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
28238.000

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

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2004). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-54382. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Techaprasan, J., Klinbunga, S., Ngamriabsakul, C. & Jenjittikul, T. (2010). Genetic variation of Kaempferia (Zingiberaceae) in Thailand based on chloroplast DNA (psbA-trnH and petA-psbJ) sequences Genetics and Molecular Research 9: 1957-1973.

Literature

Kew Bulletin

  • Baker, J. G. (1890). Scitaminae. In: J. D. Hooker, Flora of British India. 6:198-264. L. Reeve & Co., London.
  • IUCN (2012). IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria Version 3.1 2nd edn. IUCN. Gland & Cambridge.(http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/categories-and-criteria). Accessed on 28.05.2015.
  • Larsen, K. (1964). Studies in Zingiberaceae IV. Caulokaempferia, anewgenus. Bot. Tidsskr. 60: 165-179.
  • Larsen, K. (1996). A preliminary checklist of the Zingiberaceae of Thailand. Thai Forest Bull., Bot. 4: 25 - 49.
  • Larsen, K. (2002). Three new species of Caulokaempferia (Zingiberaceae) from Thailand with a discussion of the generic diversity. Nordic J. Bot. 22 (4): 409 - 417.
  • Larsen, K. & Smith, R. M. (1972). Notes on Caulokaempferia. Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh. 31: 287 - 295.
  • Larsen, K. (1973). Studies in Zingiberaceae VI. Bot. Tidsskr. 68: 157 - 159.
  • Mood, J. D., Veldkamp, J. F., Dey, S. & Prince, L. M. (2014). Nomenclatural changes in Zingiberaceae: Caulokaempferia is a superfluous name for Monolophus and Jirawongsea is reduced to Boesenbergia. Gard. Bull. Singapore 66 (2): 215 - 231.
  • Rao, A. S. & Verma, D. M. (1972). Materials towards monocot flora of Assam II. (Zingiberaceae and Marantaceae). Bull. Bot.Surv. India 14 (1 -4): 114 - 143.
  • Roy, D. K. & Barbhuiya, H. A. (2013). Taxonomy of Caulokaempferia (Zingiberaceae) in India. Ne BIO 4(6): 1 - 6.
  • Smith, R. M. (1994). Zingiberaceae. In: H. J. Noltie (ed.), Flora of Bhutan 3 (1): 182 - 209. Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.
  • Wallich, N. (1820). Kaempferia secunda, Kaempferia linearis. In: W. Roxburgh (ed.), Flora Indica.1: 19 - 20. Mission Press, Serampore.
  • Wallich, N. (1832). A Numerical List of Dried Specimens (“Catalogue”). Wallich, London.
  • Wu, D. & Larsen, K. (2000). Zingiberaceae. In: Z. Y. Wu & P. H. Raven (eds), Flora of China 24: 322 - 377 (Flagellariaceae through Marantaceae). Science Press, Bejing, and Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • F.T.A. 7: 294 (1898)
  • F.W.T.A., ed. 1, 2: 334.
  • K. Schum. in Engl., Pflanzenr. 4, 46, Zingib.: 64 (1904)
  • Sp. Pl. 2 (1753)

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Kew Backbone Distributions
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/
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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