Zingiber officinale Roscoe

  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Zingiberaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Zingiber officinale Roscoe
  • Common name : Ginger, Halia, Canto Ginger, Spice Ginger
  • Vernacular name : Shunti (Sanskrit); Adarak (Hindi); Shunti (Kannada); Allamu, Ardrakamu (Telugu) Adrak, Ale, Sunt (Marathi); Ada (Oria); Andrakam, Chukku, Erukizhangu, Inchi (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Widely cultivated
  • Comments / notes : Widely cultivated in all tropical countries. Rhizomes are a source of Ginger of commerce, used as as a stimulant, carminative and condiment.
  • Flower, Fruit : September-November
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Ahmednagar district, Nagpur district, Osmanabad district, Sindhudurg district, Thane district
  • World Distribution : India and other tropics
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi District; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 1988- Studies on Zingiberaceae of Karnataka; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; B. D. Sharma, S. Karthikeyan & N. P. Singh 1996 - Flora of Maharashtra state - Monocotyledons; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Zingiber officinale. Downloaded on 7 December 2019.

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