EPPO Global Database

Alpinia galanga(AIIGA)

Overview
Code created in: 2002-04-09

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: AIIGA
  • Preferred name: Alpinia galanga
  • Authority: (Linnaeus) Willdenow

Notes

Bangladesh to Indochina, China, Malesia. Cultivated as an ornamental. Introduced in India, Sri Lanka, Taiwan


Other scientific names
Name Authority
Languas galanga (Linnaeus) Stuntz
Maranta galanga Linnaeus

Common names
Name Language
greater alangal English
great galangal English
langwas English
Thai ginger English
Galgantalpinie German
galanga d'Inde French
alpínia-maior Portuguese
galanga-maior Portuguese
hóng dòu kòu Chinese
红豆蔻 Chinese
lengkuas Indonesian