Unravelling the identity and nomenclatural history of Zingiber montanum, and establishing Z. purpureum as the correct name for Cassumunar ginger
Bai, Lin1,2; Maslin, Bruce Roger3,4; Triboun, Pramote5; Xia, Nianhe2; Leong-Skornickova, Jana4
Corresponding AuthorBai, Lin(bailin@mail.kib.ac.cn) ; Leong-Skornickova, Jana(jana_skornickova@nparks.gov.sg)
2020-01-11
Source PublicationTAXON
ISSN0040-0262
Pages16
AbstractCassumunar is a well-known and widely cultivated medicinal ginger. Historically, many names have been applied to this species. Over the past two decades, Zingiber montanum (equivalent to Amomum montanum) has been mostly accepted as the correct scientific name for Cassumunar ginger in spite of numerous discrepancies between the protologue and the plants to which the name was applied. We re-investigated the identity, taxonomy and nomenclatural history of Z. montanum, Z. purpureum and Z. cassumunar and their synonyms. We show that the correct name for Cassumunar ginger is Z. purpureum and that Z. montanum is a different species. A specimen at C previously regarded as the holotype of A. montanum is not original material, and represents Z. purpureum, which partly explains the confusion between these two names. Zingiber montanum is characterized by scarlet inflorescence bracts and flowers with labellum and lateral staminodes being dark purplish-red, and mottled cream-white. Unlike Z. purpureum, Z. montanum is not known in cultivation and has no known medicinal properties. Zingiber newmanii, Z. nudicarpum and Z. peninsulare are placed in synonymy with Z. montanum, expanding the distribution significantly in Southeast Asia and into China. Zingiber purpureum is readily distinguished from Z. montanum by dark red to maroon, purplish or almost brown bracts often with greenish margins, and flowers with cream-white labellum and lateral staminodes. Zingiber cassumunar, Z. cassumunar var. subglabrum, Z. cliffordiae, Z. paucipunctatum and Z. pubisquamum are treated as synonyms of Z. purpureum. Neotypes are designated for A. montanum and Z. purpureum, and lectotypes are designated for Z. cassumunar, Z. cassumunar var. subglabrum, Z. cliffordiae, Z. peninsulare and Z. pubisquamum.
KeywordKoenig new synonymy Retzius Roscoe Roxburgh typification Zingiberaceae
DOI10.1002/tax.12160
Indexed BySCI ; SCI
Language英语
WOS Research AreaPlant Sciences ; Evolutionary Biology
WOS SubjectPlant Sciences ; Evolutionary Biology
WOS IDWOS:000506631100001
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.kib.ac.cn/handle/151853/70466
Collection中国科学院东亚植物多样性与生物地理学重点实验室
Corresponding AuthorBai, Lin; Leong-Skornickova, Jana
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Kunming Inst Bot, Key Lab Plant Divers & Biogeog East Asia, 132 Lanhei Rd, Kunming 650201, Yunnan, Peoples R China
2.Chinese Acad Sci, Key Lab Plant Resources Conservat & Sustainable U, South China Bot Garden, 723 Xingke Rd, Guangzhou 510650, Guangdong, Peoples R China
3.Western Australia Herbarium, POB 104, Bentley, WA 6983, Australia
4.Natl Pk Board, Singapore Bot Gardens, Herbarium, 1 Cluny Rd, Singapore 259569, Singapore
5.Natl Ctr Genet Engn & Biotechnol, 113 Thailand Sci Pk, Khlong Luang 12120, Pathum Thani, Thailand
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Bai, Lin,Maslin, Bruce Roger,Triboun, Pramote,et al. Unravelling the identity and nomenclatural history of Zingiber montanum, and establishing Z. purpureum as the correct name for Cassumunar ginger[J]. TAXON,2020:16.
APA Bai, Lin,Maslin, Bruce Roger,Triboun, Pramote,Xia, Nianhe,&Leong-Skornickova, Jana.(2020).Unravelling the identity and nomenclatural history of Zingiber montanum, and establishing Z. purpureum as the correct name for Cassumunar ginger.TAXON,16.
MLA Bai, Lin,et al."Unravelling the identity and nomenclatural history of Zingiber montanum, and establishing Z. purpureum as the correct name for Cassumunar ginger".TAXON (2020):16.
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