Zingiber officinale Roscoe

Common name

English: Garden ginger

German: Ingwer

Mandarin: 姜 (jiang)

Portuguese: Gengibre


Kingdom: Plantae (2505)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2404)

    Class: Liliopsida (370)

      Order: Zingiberales (25)

        Family: Zingiberaceae (11) (family description)

          Genus: Zingiber (2)

           Epithet: officinale Roscoe (6)

Synonyms: Amomum zingiber L., Zingiber zingiber (L.) Karst.

officinale => of practical use to man; official species in commerce, especially for medicinal purposes

zingiber => Greek name derived from a Sanskrit for Ginger


Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: green, yellow

External links

Check for Zingiber officinale at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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