Curcuma zedoaria

Curcuma zedoaria


Taxonavigation: Zingiberales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Cladus: Commelinids
Ordo: Zingiberales

Familia: Zingiberaceae
Genus: Curcuma
Species: Curcuma zedoaria


Curcuma zedoaria (Christm.) Rosc., Trans. Linn. Soc. London 8: 354. (1807)


  • Basionym
    • Amomum zedoaria Christm. in G.F.Christmann & G.W.F.Panzer, Vollst. Pflanzensyst. 5: 12. (1779)
  • Homotypic
    • Amomum latifolium Salisb., Prodr. Stirp. Chap. Allerton: 4 (1796), nom. illeg.
    • Curcuma speciosa Link, Enum. Hort. Berol. Alt. 1: 3 (1821), nom. superfl.
  • Heterotypic
    • Curcuma pallida Lour., Fl. Cochinch.: 9 (1790)
    • Erndlia zerumbet Giseke, Prael. Ord. Nat. Pl.: 199 (1792)
    • Costus luteus Blanco, Fl. Filip.: 4 (1837)
    • Costus nigricans Blanco, Fl. Filip., ed. 2: 3 (1845)
    • Roscoea lutea (Blanco) Hassk., Flora 47: 21 (1864), nom. illeg.
    • Roscoea nigrociliata Hassk., Flora 47: 21 (1864)
    • Curcuma raktakanta Mangaly & M.Sabu, J. Econ. Taxon. Bot. 12: 475 (1988 publ. 1989)
    • Curcuma malabarica Velay., Amalraj & Mural., J. Econ. Taxon. Bot. 14: 189 (1990)


Primary referencesEdit

  • Roscoe, W. 1807. A New Arrangement of the Plants of the Monandrian Class usually called Scitamineae. Transactions of the Linnean Society of London Vol. 8, p. 330-357. [C. zedoaria on p. 354].

Additional referencesEdit

  • de Loureiro, João: In: Flora Cochinchinensis, sister plantas in regno Cochinchina nascentes, p. 9 (1790): [C. pallida].
  • Wright, C.H.: Enumeration of all the plants known from China proper, Formosa, Hainan, The Corea, The Luchu Archipelago and the Island of Hong Kong. In: Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany Vol. 36 (No. 249/250), p. 67-75 (1903), ISSN 0368-2927, CODEN JLLBAW.
  • Merrill, E.D.: A commentary on Loureiro's "Flora Cochinchinensis" In: Transactions of the American Philosophical Society N.S. Vol. 24, p. 1-445 (1935), ISSN 0065-9746, CODEN TAPSAY, [Notes on Zingiberaceae on p. 116-120].
  • Salisbury, Richard Anthony: On the Cultivation of Rare Plants, especially such as have been introduced since the Death of Mr. Philip Miller. In: Transactions of the Horticultural Society of London Vol. 1, p. 261-366 (1815), name of C. officinalis on p. 285.
  • Link, Heinrich Friedrich: In: Enumeratio plantarum horti regii botanici Berolinensis altera pt. 1, p. 3 (1821); [C. speciosa]. [Online at Gallica]: [1].
  • Roxburgh, William: In: Flora Indica or Description of Indian Plants (ed.: Carey, W.), Vol. 1, p. 1-82 (1820), Serampore, [C. zerumbet on p. 20].
  • Roxburgh, W.: Description of several of the Monandrous Plants of India belonging to the natural order called Scitamineae by Linnaeus; Cannae by Jussiue, and Drimyrhizae by Ventenat. In: Asiatic Researches, or: Transactions of the Society instituted in Bengal for inquiring the history and antiquities, the arts, science, and literature, of Asia Vol. 11, p. 318-362 (1810), [C. zerumbet on p. 333].
  • Thwaites, G.H.K.: In: Enumeratio plantarum Zeylaniae: an enumeration of Ceylon plants with description of the new and little-known genera and species, observations and their habitats, uses, native names, etc. (editor: Hooker, Joseph Dalton), Chapter CLXVI Zingiberaceae, p. 315-320 (1864), Dulau & Co., London [C. zerumbet].
  • Ridley, H.N.: The Scitamineae of the Malay Peninsula. In: Journal of the Straits Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society (no. 32), p. 85-184 (1899), [C. zedoaria on p. 119].
  • Baker, John Gilbert: In: Flora of British India (ed.: Josef Dalton Hooker) Vol. 6 (1890, publ. 1894) Chapter CXLIX: Scitamineae (p. 198-263), sub-chapter Curcuma Linn. (p. 209-216), Lovell Reeve & Co., London, [C. zedoaria on p. 210].
  • Schumann, K.: Zingiberaceae. In: Das Pflanzenreich (ed. A. Engler) Vol. IV, pt. 46 (no. 20), p. 110 (1904), [Curcuma sp. on p. 99-115].
  • Valeton, Th.: New Notes on the Zingiberaceae of Java and Malaya. In: Bulletin du Jardin Botanique de Buitenzorg Ser. 2, Vol. 27, p. 1-163 (1918), ISSN 0215-8906, CODEN BJBBAG, [C. zedoaria on p. 57-61].
  • Burtt, B.L. 1977. Curcuma zedoaria. In: Gardens´ Bulletin (Singapore) Vol. 30, p. 59-62 ISSN 0374-7859, CODEN GABUAV. Reference page
  • Burtt, B.L.: The nomenclature of turmeric and other Ceylon Zingiberaceae. In: Notes from the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh Vol. 35 (no. 2), p. 209-215 (1977/78), ISSN 0080-4274, CODEN NRYBAD.
  • Balakrishnan, N.P.; Bhargava, N.: The genus Curcuma Linn. (Zingiberaceae) in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. In: Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society Vol. 81, p. 510-514 (1984), ISSN 0006-6982, CODEN JBOMAA.
  • Mangaly, J.K.; Sabu, M.: A taxonomic revision of the South Indian species of Curcuma L. (Zingiberaceae). In: Rheedea Vol. 3 (no. 2), p. 139-171 (1993), ISSN 0971-2313, CODEN RHEEE2.
  • Wu, T.L.: Curcuma Linn. In: 产浙江瑞安 (= Flora Reipublicae Popularis Sinica) Vol. 16 (pt. 2), p. 58-64 (1981); (Chinese edition); online: [2].


Vernacular namesEdit

suomi: Keralankurkuma
italiano: Zedoària
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