Sorting Kaempferia names

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


Kaempferia angustifolia Rosc.

CHINESE : Zhai ye shan nai.

ENGLISH : Narrow-leaf peacock ginger (USA), Narrow-leaved peacock ginger.

Kaempferia angustifolia Roxb.

ENGLISH : India resurrection lily.

Kaempferia candida Wall.

CHINESE : Bai hua shan nai.

ENGLISH : White-flowered resurrection lily.

Kaempferia elegans (Wall.) Baker

CHINESE : Zi hua shan nai.

ENGLISH : Green ripple peacock ginger, Purple-flowered resurrection lily.

RUSSIAN : Kempferiia iziashchnaia.


Kaempferia galanga L.

CHINESE : Shan nai, Sha jiang.

ENGLISH : Common resurrection lily, Lesser galangal.

HINDI : Chandramula.

GERMAN : Kleiner Galgant.

MALAY : Chekur.

RUSSIAN : Kempferiya galanga.

THAI : Proh hom.


Kaempferia galanga L. var. latifolia (Donn) Gagnep. -> Kaempferia latifolia Donn

Kaempferia gilbertii W. Bull.

SYNONYM(S) : Kaempferia gilberti hort.

Kaempferia latifolia Donn

SYNONYM(S) : Kaempferia galanga L. var. latifolia (Donn) Gagnep.

CHINESE : Da ye shan nai.

ENGLISH : Large-leaved resurrection lily..

Kaempferia ovalifolia Roxb.

ENGLISH : Oval-leaved resurrection lily.

Kaempferia rotunda L.

CHINESE : Hai nan san qi.

ENGLISH : Hainan resurrection lily, Tropical crocus


I am confused - HELP! is the autority for this name Jacq. ? or L. ? or both ? See also Boesenbergia rotunda (L.) Mansf.

Kaempferia sikkimensis King ex Baker

CHINESE : Xi jin shan nai.

ENGLISH : Sikkim resurrection lily.

General Bibliography


Complementary / Specific


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)

IPNI, 2001, International Plant Name Index Query. < >.

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

Middleditch Brian, 2001, Taxonomy notes in David Skinner's Notes & Images for Aframomum, Le Jardin Ombragé. < >.

USDA, ARS, 2000, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN). [Online Database] National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Available: (15 November 2001).

Wang Zongxun et al. 1996, A New Latin, Chinese, English Botanical Nomenclature. Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Botany. Aviation Industry Publisher, Beijing.

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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