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Common name

English: Garden ginger

German: Ingwer

Mandarin: 姜 (jiang)

Portuguese: Gengibre


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Liliopsida (392)

      Order: Zingiberales (26)

        Family: Zingiberaceae (12)(family description)

          Genus: Zingiber (3)

            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

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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