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Family: ZINGIBERACEAE 

 Zingiber officinale
 
  
Author:  WilliamRoscoe 1807
Family:  Zingibraceae
Habitat:  Tropical Asia
Soil:  Peat
Water:  Maximum
Sun:  Minimum
Thickness:  3,5 centimetres
Height:  1,4 meters
Flower:  Green-Yellow
Reproduction:  Seeds/Rhizomes
Pop names:  Ginger Root, Common Ginger, Cooking Ginger, Canton Ginger, Garden Ginger, Gingerroot, Jamaica Ginger
Synonyms:  -
Got it from:  Zuidhorn, The Netherlands
Year:  2005
   This member of the Zingibraceae family was described by William Roscoe in 1807. It was originally found in the tropical Asia, but is now grown around most the tropical parts of the world. It prefers a drained peat with lots of water and some sun. The rhizomes will grow to 3,5 centimetres in diameter, and the plant can grow up to 1,4 meters. The rare seen flowers are greenish yellow.

Zingiber is derived from the Sanskrit word, shringavera, which means "shaped like a deer's antlers".

Also seen on IPNI as Scitamineae