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  Amomum pterocarpum Thwaites © Helen A. Yeats. Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Amomum pterocarpum Thwaites © Helen A. Yeats. Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Zingiberaceae Resource Centre

Administers: Zingiberaceae

External website:

Primary TENs contact: Axel Poulsen from Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

The Zingiberaceae resource centre provides information to taxonomists working on the flowering plant family Zingiberaceae (Gingers). It includes information on scientific names, type specimens, general herbarium collections and publications. The information is frequently updated so if you would like us to add anything please contact us.



We thank the following organisations for funding the ZRC:

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh – www​.rbge​.org​.uk
National Parks Board Singapore – www​.nparks​.gov​.sg
Singapore Botanic Gardens – www​.sbg​.org​.sg
Botanic Gardens Conservation International — www​.bgci​.org
ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity — www​.asean​bio​di​ver​si​ty​.org


  • Marlina Ardiyani, Herbarium Bogoriense (Curcuma)
  • Gaëlle Auvray , Unité mixte de recherche génétique et horticulture Genhort (Cautleya)
  • Federico Fabriani, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (compiling species pages in Amomum)
  • Vichith Lamxay, National University of Laos (Amomum – Laos)
  • Jana Leong-Škorničková, Singapore Botanic Gardens
  • Jane Marczewski (Amomum – Sumatra)
  • Mark Newman, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
  • Sunisa Sangvirotjanapat, Bangkok Forest Herbarium (Globba and Flora of Thailand Zingiberaceae)
  • Axel Dalberg Poulsen, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (Etlingera)
  • Gabriela Quiroga, (Renealmia)
  • Achariya Rangsiruji, Srinakharinwirot University, Bangkok (Alpinia)
  • Simon Tan Wei Min (Gagnepainia & Hemiorchis)
  • Yao Hui Lim (adding protologue images)