Kaempferia galanga L.
  • Sp. Pl.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2021): Kaempferia galanga L. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000451725. Accessed on: 21 Sep 2021'

General Information

Rhizomes pale green or greenish white inside, tuberous, fragrant. Leaves usually 2, spreading flat on ground, subsessile; leaf sheath 2--3 cm; leaf blade green, orbicular, 7--20 × 3--17 cm, glabrous on both surfaces or villous abaxially, margin usually white, apex mucronate or acute. Inflorescences terminal on pseudostems, enclosed by imbricate leaf sheaths, sessile, few to many flowered; bracts lanceolate, ca. 2.5 cm. Calyx equaling bracts. Corolla tube 2--2.5 cm; lobes white, linear, ca. 1.2 cm. Lateral staminodes obovate-cuneate, ca. 1.2 cm. Labellum ca. 2.5 × 2 cm, apex slightly 2-lobed or deeply 2-cleft; lobes white with purple markings at base. Anther sessile; connective appendage strongly reflexed, rectangular, 2-lobed. Fl. Aug--Sep.

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    Flora Of CHina @ efloras.org
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    'Flora of China @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=2 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • A Missouri Botanical Garden
    World Flora Online consortium
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • B CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    Zingiberaceae Resource Center
    http://padme.rbge.org.uk/ZRC/welcome
    • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).