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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.

 

gingerscat-Live Collections of Gingers in the Calicut University Botanical Garden (CUBG). CUBG harbours the largest live collection of gingers in India and third in the world. This include the almost all collections so far reported taxa from India except one or two and also beautiful collection of exotic gingers.

ALPINIA ( 16 )

  • Alpnia zerumbet

  • Alpnia abundiflora

  • Alpnia calcarata

  • Alpnia conchigera

  • Alpnia galanga

  • Alpnia luteocarpa

  • Alpnia malaccensis

  • Alpnia manii

  • Alpnia mutica

  • Alpnia nigra

  • Alpinia fax

  • Alpnia ovoidocarpa

  • Alpnia purpurata

  • Alpnia smithiae

  • Alpnia vittata

  • Alpnia blepharocalyx

Amomum ( 26 )

  • Amomum aculeatum

  • Amomum cannicarpum

  • Amomum corynostachyum

  • Amomum deorianum

  • Amomum dealbatum

  • Amomum subulatum cv. Dzongu Golsey

  • Amomum fulviceps

  • Amomum ghaticum

  • Amomum subulatum cv. Green Golsey

  • Amomum hypoleucum

  • Amomum jainii

  • Amomum kingii

  • Amomum subulatum cv. Madhusey

  • Amomum masticatorium

  • Amomum maximum

  • Amomum muricatum

  • Amomum pauciflorum

  • Amomum pterocarpum

  • Amomum subulatum cv. Ramla

  • Amomum subulatum cv. Ramsey

  • Amomum subulatum cv. Sawaney

  • Amomum subulatum cv. Seremna

  • Amomum sericeum

  • Amomum subulatum

  • Amomum subulatum cv. Varlangey

  • Amomum vermanum

Boesenbergia ( 5 )

  • Boesenbergia longiflora

  • Boesenbergia pandurata

  • Boesenbergia pulcherrima

  • Boesenbergia siphonantha

  • Boesenbergia tiliaefolia

Cautleya ( 3 )

  • Cautleya cathcarti

  • Cautleya gracilis

  • Cautleya spicata

Hemiorchis ( 1 )

  • Hemiorchis pantlingii

Curcuma ( 34 )

  • Curcuma aeruginosa

  • Curcuma amada

  • Curcuma aurantiaca

  • Curcuma caesia

  • Curcuma coriacea

  • Curcuma

  • Curcuma decipiens

  • Curcuma ferruginea

  • Curcuma haritha

  • Curcuma inodora

  • Curcuma karnatakensis

  • Curcuma leucorrhiza

  • Curcuma longa

  • Curcuma oligantha var. lutea

  • Curcuma malabarica

  • Curcuma montana

  • Curcuma neilghirrensis

  • Curcuma

  • Curcuma oligantha var. oligantha

  • Curcuma pseudomontana

  • Curcuma raktakanta

  • Curcuma roscoeana

  • Curcuma rubrobracteata

  • Curcuma vamana

  • Curcuma xanthorrhiza

  • Curcuma cannanorensis

  • Curcuma codonantha

  • Curcuma kudakensis

  • Curcuma latifolia

  • Curcuma mangga

  • Curcuma prakasha

  • Curcuma reclinata

  • Curcuma sulcata

  • Curcuma thalakavariensis

Elettaria ( 1 )

  • Elettaria cardamomum

Etlingera ( 3 )

  • Etlingera elatior

  • Etlingera fenzlii

  • Etlingera linguiformis

Globba ( 14 )

  • Globba marantina

  • Globba

  • Globba ophioglossa

  • Globba orixensis

  • Globba pauciflora

  • Globba schomburgkii

  • Globba andersonii

  • Globba clarkeii

  • Globba macroclada

  • Globba multiflora

  • Globba platystachya

  • Globba racemosa

  • Globba rubromaculata

  • Globba siamensium

Hedychium ( 33 )

  • Hedychium chrysoleucum

  • Hedychium coccineum

  • Hedychium coronarium

  • Hedychium ellipticum

  • Hedychium flavescens

  • Hedychium gracile

  • Hedychium greenii

  • Hedychium aurantiacum

  • Hedychium rubrum

  • Hedychium spicatum var. spicatum

  • Hedychium stenopetalum

  • Hedychium urophyllum

  • Hedychium villosum

  • Hedychium wardii

  • Hedychium aureum

  • Hedychium dekianum

  • Hedychium edwardsii

  • Hedychium elatum

  • Hedychium elwesii

  • Hedychium flavum

  • Hedychium gardnerianum

  • Hedychium gracillimum

  • Hedychium griffithianum

  • Hedychium hookeri

  • Hedychium larsenii

  • Hedychium longipedunculatum

  • Hedychium marginatum

  • Hedychium radiatum

  • Hedychium robustum

  • Hedychium speciosum

  • Hedychium spicatum var. acuminatum

  • Hedychium thyrsiforme

  • Hedychium venustum

Hitchenia ( 2 )

  • Hitchenia caulina

  • Hitchenia careyana

Hornstedtia ( 1 )

  • Hornstedtia fenzlii

Kaempferia ( 5 )

  • Kaempferia elegans

  • Kaempferia galanga

  • Kaempferia marginata

  • Kaempferia rotunda

  • Kaempferia scaposa

Parakaempferia ( 1 )

  • Parakaempferia

Plagiostachys ( 1 )

  • Plagiostachys nicobarica

Rhynchanthus ( 1 )

  • Rhynchanthus longiflorus

Roscoea ( 1 )

  • Roscoea

Stahlianthus ( 1 )

  • Stahlianthus involucratus

Zingiber ( 14 )

  • Zingiber capitatum

  • Zingiber neesanum

  • Zingiber nimmonii

  • Zingiber officinale

  • Zingiber roseum

  • Zingiber rubens

  • Zingiber spectabilis

  • Zingiber squarrosum

  • Zingiber zerumbet

  • Zingiber cernuum

  • Zingiber chrysanthum

  • Zingiber ligulatum

  • Zingiber marginatum

  • Zingiber wightianum

Ensete ( 2 )

  • Ensete glaucum

  • Ensete superbum

Musa ( 31 )

  • Musa acuminata

  • Musa acuminata subsp. burmannica

  • Musa argentii

  • Musa arunachalensis

  • Musa aurantiaca

  • Musa balbisiana

  • Musa balbisiana var. andamannica

  • Musa balbisiana var. elavazhai

  • 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. variegata

  • Musa velutina subsp. markkuana

  • Musa kamengensis

Donax ( 1 )

  • Donax canniformis

Indianthus ( 1 )

  • Indianthus virgatus

Maranta ( 1 )

  • Maranta arundinacea

Phrynium ( 3 )

  • Phrynium imbricatum

  • Phrynium nicobaricum

  • Phrynium pubinerve

Schumannianthus ( 1 )

  • Schumannianthus dichotomous

Stachyphrynium ( 3 )

  • Stachyphrynium placentarium

  • Stachyphrynium repens

  • Stachyphrynium spicatum

Thalia ( 1 )

  • Thalia geniculata

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