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This species is accepted, and its native range is China (Sichuan) to Indo-China, Borneo.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Doubtfully present in:

Philippines

Native to:

Borneo, China South-Central, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam

Kaempferia elegans Wall. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
K000255410 Unknown type material
K000255411
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 6593], Myanmar Monolophus elegans K001124257
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 6593], Myanmar Monolophus elegans K001124256
Gomez, W. [Cat. no. 6593], Myanmar Monolophus elegans K001124258

First published in Pl. Asiat. Rar. 1: 24 (1830)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2004). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-54382. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Larsen, K. (1996). A prelimanary checklist of the Zingiberaceae of Thailand Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany) 24: 35-49.
  • 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.
  • Turner, I.M. (1995 publ. 1997). A catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Malaya Gardens' Bulletin Singapore 47(2): 347-655.

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© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0