Sorting Boesenbergia names

Species on this page ( A = names approved by most authorities, s = approved as synonyms) :


Boesenbergia fallax Loes

CHINESE : Xin ye ao chun jiang.

ENGLISH : Heart-leaved boesenbergia.

Boesenbergia pandurata (Roxb.) Schltr. -> Boesenbergia rotunda (L.) Mansf.

Boesenbergia rotunda (L.) Mansf.

SYNONYM(S) : Curcuma rotunda L., Kaempferia rotunda Don., Boesenbergia pandurata (Roxb.) Schltr. , Gastrochilus panduratus (Roxb.) Ridl., Kaempferia pandurata Roxb.

CHINESE : Ao chun jiang, Yao shi, Suo shi (Singapore).

DUTCH : Temoe koentji.

ENGLISH : Chinese keys, Finger root, Resurrection lily, Tropical crocus.

GERMAN : Chinesischer Ingwer, Fingerwurz, Gewürzlilie.

HUNGARIAN : Kínai gyömbér.

KHMER : Khchiey.

LAOTIAN : Houo ka sai, Kasay, Neng Kieng.

MALAY : Temu kunchi, Kunci (Indonesia).

RUSSIAN : Bëzenbergiia kruglaia.

THAI : Krachai (Kra chaai, Gra chai), Khao chae.

VIETNAMESE : Bong nga truat, Cu ngai, Ngai num kho.


Photographs & description (English) at Gernot Katzer's Spice site.

Photograph of foliage at Dave Skinner's Le Jardin Ombragé.

Photograph of flower at Dave Skinner's Le Jardin Ombragé.

General Bibliography




Specific & complementary


EURODICAUTOM, On-line Technical Dictionary in 12 languages provided by the European Commission < > (Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Latin with authority names)

Katzer Gernot, 2001, Spice site. Boesenbergia pandurata. < >

Mabberley D.J. 1997, The Plant-Book : a Portable Dictionary of the Vascular Plants, 2d Edition, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U.K.

Skinner D. 2001, All about Gingers, Other Ginger Genera, Species List, including Aframomum Notes - Boesenbergia rotunda, Le Jardin Ombragé. < >.

USDA, ARS, 2000, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN). [Online Database] National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Available: (09 November 2001).

Wiersema J. H. & León B. 1999, World Economic Plants : a Standard Reference. CRC Press LLC.

Xie Zongwa & Yu Youqin (Editors), 1996, Materia Medica, Chinese Terminology, Vol. 1, Renminweisheng Publishing House Beijing, China. (Latin with authority names and Chinese-simplified, text in Chinese).


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