African Plant Database

Zingiber officinale Roscoe
Protologue : Trans. Linn. Soc. London 7: 348 (1804) [1807]; Trans. Linn. Soc. London Bot. 8 (1807)
Information on the genus : Zingiber
Status for TA : accepted (cultivated)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : narrowly elliptic leaves, borne in 2 rows on an elongated stem to 1 m tall and inflorescence (from the rhizome) with bracteate head of dark purple-brown flowers; rhizome (aromatic) used (root ginger).
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Ecology : Cultivated in tropical countries since ancient times. Native in tropical Asia

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Wild Flrs Rhodesia : (1976).
  • Food plants of Zimbabwe : 61 (1986).
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Record n°20242
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