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  1. Family: Zingiberaceae Martinov
    1. Genus: Curcuma L.
      1. Curcuma zanthorrhiza Roxb.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SW. India.

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    Distribution

    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

    Other Data

    Curcuma zanthorrhiza Roxb. appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    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.
    • Škornicková, J.L., Sída, O. & Marhold, K. (2010). Back to types! Towards stability of names in Indian Curcuma L. (Zingiberaceae) Taxon 59: 269-282.
    • 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.
    • Larsen, K. (1996). A prelimanary checklist of the Zingiberaceae of Thailand Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany) 24: 35-49.

    Not accepted by

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

    Sources

    Art and Illustrations in Digifolia
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. 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 2020. 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