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Zingiber cernuum (curved-stem ginger)

Curved-stem ginger is a perennial herb native to western India.
Zingiber cernuum (curved-stem ginger)

Zingiber cernuum (curved-stem ginger) (Photo: Dinesh Valke)

Species information

Scientific name: 

Zingiber cernuum Dalzell

Common name: 

curved-stem ginger, nodding-stem ginger

Conservation status: 

Least Concern (LC) according to IUCN Red List criteria.

Habitat: 

Semi-evergreen forest.

Key Uses: 

None known.

Known hazards: 

None known.

Taxonomy

Subclass: 
Superorder: 
Lilianae
Order: 
Zingiberales
Family: 
Zingiberaceae
Genus: Zingiber

About this species

A perennial herb from western India, curved-stem ginger owes its common name to the tips of its leafy stems, which are always curved. Zingiber cernuum is a member of the ginger family (Zingiberaceae), which also includes common ginger (Zingiber officinale).

Genus: 
Zingiber

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