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General Features of the family Zingiberaceae

Zingiberaceae with about 50 genera and more than 1500 species are distributed mainly in the tropics and subtropics. India has rich diversity of Zingiberaceous plants. perhaps 200 of the world taxa occur in India. Many species are economically important as source of food.



Musa is the largest and most economically important genus in the family. The genus is famous for thecultivated bananas. The genus has wide range of distributionand occurs in tropical Asia from South India to Eastern Himalayas to northern Australia and also in Africa.


Musa acuminata
Musa acuminata subsp. bur...
Musa argentii
Musa arunachalensis
Musa aurantiaca
Musa balbisiana
Musa balbisiana var. anda...
Musa balbisiana var. elav...
Musa cheesmanii
Musa chunii
Musa flaviflora
Musa indandamanensis
Musa itinerans
Musa kattuvazhana
Musa laterita
Musa mannii
Musa markkui
Musa nagalandiana
Musa nagensium
Musa ochracea
Musa ornata
Musa puspanjaliae
Musa rubra
Musa sabuana
Musa sanguinea
Musa sikkimensis
Musa thomsonii
Musa velutina
Musa velutina var. varieg...
Musa velutina subsp. mark...
Musa kamengensis



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