Australian New Crops Info 2014
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Listing of Interesting Plants of the World:

Kaempferia sp.



This species name was not found in The Plant List


This species has no synonyms in The Plant List


No common names have been found



Trends (five databases) 1901-2013:
[Number of papers mentioning Kaempferia sp.: 11]



Popularity of Kaempferia sp. over time
[Left-hand Plot: Plot of numbers of papers mentioning Kaempferia sp. (histogram and left hand axis scale of left-hand plot) and line of best fit, 1901 to 2013 (equation and % variation accounted for in box); Right-hand Plot: Plot of a proportional micro index, derived from numbers of papers mentioning Kaempferia sp. as a proportion (scaled by multiplying by one million) of the approximate total number of papers available in databases for that year (frequency polygon and left-hand axis scale of right-hand plot) and line of best fit, 1901 to 2013 (equation and % variation accounted for in box)] 

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[Total number of keywords included in the papers that mentioned this species: 34]


Zingiberaceae (3), Kaempferia sp. (2), (-)-pipoxide (1), (+)-zeylenol. (1), Antibacterial activity (1), Antioxidant activity (1), Costus (1), Curcuma (1), dormancy (1), floral developmental evolution (1), floral morphology (1), ginger (1), GLOBOSA (1), Kaempferia angustifolia (1), Kaempferia pulchra (1), M. pruinosa (1), M. tanarius (1), M. triloba (1), Macaranga gigantea (1), MADS box (1), Musa (1), ornamental plants (1), oxygenated cyclohexane (1), photoperiod (1), pimaradiene diterpenes. (1), pimarane diterpenes. (1), PISTILLATA (1), plant growth (1), rhizomes (1), Tyrosinase inhibition (1), Zingiberales (1)


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Most likely scope for crop use/product (%):
[Please note: When there are only a few papers mentioning a species, care should be taken with the interpretation of these crop use/product results; as well, a mention may relate to the use of a species, or the context in which it grows, rather than a product]


Insufficient data to carry out a crop use/product analysis




References (and links to abstracts):
[Number of papers mentioning Kaempferia sp.: 11; Any undated papers have been included at the end]


Techaprasan J and Leong-Škorničková J (2011) Transfer of Kaempferia candida to Curcuma (Zingiberaceae) based on morphological and molecular data. Nordic Journal of Botany 29, 773-779.


Bartlett ME and Specht CD (2010) Evidence for the involvement of GLOBOSA-like gene duplications and expression divergence in the evolution of floral morphology in the Zingiberales. New Phytologist 187, 521-541.


Techaprasan J, Klinbunga S, Ngamriabsakul C and Jenjittikul T (2010) Genetic variation of Kaempferia (Zingiberaceae) in Thailand based on chloroplast DNA (psbA-trnH and petA-psbJ) sequences. Genet Mol Res 9, 1957-73.


Lim TY, Lim YY and Yule CM (2009) Evaluation of antioxidant, antibacterial and anti-tyrosinase activities of four Macaranga species. Food Chemistry 114, 594-599.


Sarmiento MJ and Keuhny JS (2004) Growth and development responses of ornamental gingers to photoperiod. HortTechnology. 14, 78-83.


Sarmiento MJ and Kuehny JS (2004) Growth and Development Responses of Ornamental Gingers to Photoperiod. HortTechnology 14, 78-83.


Pancharoen O, Prawat U and Tuntiwachwuttikul P (2000) Phytochemistry of the zingiberaceae. In 'Studies in Natural Products Chemistry' (Ed.^(Eds Atta ur R) pp. 797-865. (Elsevier).


(1999) Abstracts of the ASHS Southern Region 59th Annual Meeting. HortScience 34, 822-838.


Tuchinda P, Udchachon J, Reutrakul V, Santisuk T, Skelton BW, White AH and Taylor WC (1994) Pimarane diterpenes from Kaempferia pulchra. Phytochemistry 36, 731-734.


Prawat U, Tuntiwachwuttikul P, Taylor WC, Engelhardt LM, Skelton BW and White AH (1993) Diterpenes from a Kaempferia species. Phytochemistry 32, 991-997.


Pancharoen O, Tuntiwachwuttikul P and Taylor WC (1989) Cyclohexane oxide derivatives from Kaempferia angustifolia and Kaempferia species. Phytochemistry 28, 1143-1148.



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