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Zingiber officinale (Ginger)

Synonyms: Amomum angustifolium; Amomum zingiber; Amomum zinziba; Zingiber aromaticum; Zingiber cholmondeleyi; Zingiber missionis; Zingiber officinale f. macrorhizonum; Zingiber officinale f. rubens; Zingiber officinale var. cholmondeleyi; Zingiber officinale var. macrorhizonum; Zingiber officinale var. rubens; Zingiber officinale var. rubrum; Zingiber officinale var. sichuanense; Zingiber sichuanense; Zingiber zingiber

Wikipedia Abstract

Ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe) is a flowering plant in the family Zingiberaceae whose rhizome, ginger root or simply ginger, is widely used as a spice or a folk medicine.It is a herbaceous perennial which grows annual stems about a meter tall bearing narrow green leaves and yellow flowers. Ginger is indigenous to south China, and was spread eventually to the Spice Islands, other parts of Asia and subsequently to West Africa and the Caribbean.
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Allergen Potential [1]  Medium-Low
Leaf Type [2]  Evergreen
Lifespan [3]  Perennial
Structure [2]  Herb


Acrocercops irradians[4]
Ancistroides nigrita (Chocolate Demon)[4]
Aspidiella hartii (ubi scale)[5]
Aspidiella zingiberi (luya scale)[5]
Aspidiotus destructor (coconut scale)[5]
Aulacaspis tubercularis (cinnamomum scale)[5]
Blastobasis byrsodepta[4]
Ceroplastes rubens (pink wax scale)[5]
Coccus viridis (green coffee scale)[5]
Dysmicoccus brevipes (pineapple mealybug)[5]
Eucalymnatus tessellatus (tessellated scale)[5]
Euzophera osseatella[4]
Ferrisia virgata (grey mealybug)[5]
Formicococcus polysperes <Unverified Name>[5]
Modicicoccus monticolus[5]
Notocrypta curvifascia (Restricted Demon)[4]
Opogona regressa[4]
Pinnaspis strachani (lesser snow scale)[5]
Planococcus japonicus (Japanese mealybug)[5]
Planococcus minor (Pacific mealybug)[5]
Pseudococcus jackbeardsleyi (banana mealybug)[5]
Pulvinaria psidii (green shield scale)[5]
Pyralis manihotalis[4]
Rhizoecus amorphophalli[5]
Setomorpha rutella (Tropical Tobacco Moth)[4]
Udaspes folus (Grass demon skipper)[4]


Parasitized by 
Aglenchus agricola <Unverified Name>[6]


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1Derived from Allergy-Free Gardening OPALS™, Thomas Leo Ogren (2000)
2Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
3USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture
4HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
5Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
6Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
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