China,, East Himalaya, India
Root, Common Ginger, Cooking Ginger, Canton Ginger, Garden
Ginger, Gingerroot, Jamaica Ginger
Amomum zingiber, L.
Amomum zinziba, Hill.
Zingiber aromaticum, Noronha.
Zingiber cholmondeleyi, K.Schum.
Zingiber missionis, Wall.
Zingiber officinale var. cholmondeleyi,
Zingiber officinale f. macrorhizonum, M.Hiroe.
Zingiber officinale f. rubens, M.Hiroe.
Zingiber officinale var. rubrum, Theilade.
Zingiber sianginensis, Tatum & A.K.Das.
Zingiber sichuanense, Z.Y.Zhu, S.L.Zhang & S.X.Chen.
Zingiber zingiber, H.Karst.
This member of the Zingiberaceae
family was described by William Roscoe in 1807. It was originally found in
the Assam, China, East
Himalaya and India, but is now grown around most the tropical parts
of the world. It preferring a drained peat with lots of water and some
sun. The rhizomes will grow to 3,5 centimetres in diameter, and the
plant can grow up to 1,4 meters. The rare seen flowers are greenish
Zingiber is derived from the Sanskrit word,
which means 'shaped like a deer's antlers' and
name of the spice, singabera.
It became the Greek
The species name as it is used in pharmacological sense.
Also seen on IPNI as Scitamineae.