Boesenbergia longiflora (Wall.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 685 1891. (syn: Alpinia hamiltoniana Wall. [Invalid]; Boesenbergia fallax Loes.; Curcumorpha longiflora (Wall.) A.S.Rao & D.M.Verma; Gastrochilus jenkinsii Wall. ex Voigt; Gastrochilus longiflorus Wall.; Kaempferia fallax Lingelsh. & Borza [Illegitimate]);
W. & SW. Myanmar as per POWO;
Common name: Hamilton’s Fingerroot • Mizo: Ai-thur


Zingiber zerumbet:
Zingiber zerumbet now flowering in Assam.
A madicinal plant; rhizome is used for remedy of cough, asthma, leprosy and skin diseases.

It is not Zingiber zerumbet, it is Boesenbergia, probably B. longiflora.

Yes this is Boesenbergia longiflora. Thanks for ID.

MS June, 2018/03 Boesenbergia sp. for ID : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)
Location : Tuirini-kam, Mizoram
Altitude : ca 460 m.
Date : 02-06-2018
Habit : Herb
Habitat : Wild

Boesenbergia tiliifolia ??

Boesenbergia longiflora

MS Aug.2018/04 Boesenbergia longiflora ? for confirmation : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
Location : Lungkulh, Mizoram
Date : 02-08-2018
Habit : Herb
Habitat : Wild

Other recipients:
I guess ID is correct !
I guess ID is correct !

Boesenbergia longiflora

MS Aug.,2016/09 Zingiberaceae for ID : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)

Location : Dampui, Mizoram
Date : 25/08/2016
Habit : Herb
Habitat : Wild

Is it Boesenbergia siphonantha? Ask …

Boesenbergia longiflora

B.longiflora blooms from the ground, not within the leaves.

looks pretty close to A. longiflora

Boesenbergia longiflora, I think

Zingiberaceae for ID : 6 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2).

Date : 21-06-2014
Location : Lengpui, Mizoram
Altitude : ca.400 m.
Habit : Herb
Habitat : Wild

Lovely plant … eager to know…is it some Curcuma?

Boesenbergia kingii

B. longiflora is different. Please find the paper for ref.

It is Boesenbergia longiflora.


Boesenbergia longiflora (Wall.) Kuntze from Assam KD 06 Aug 17 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5)

Attached images are Boesenbergia longiflora (Wall.) Kuntze.
Date : 22.08.2017
Location: Assam
Family : Zingiberaceae
Genus & species : Boesenbergia longiflora (Wall.) Kuntze.
Habitat: Grows wild under forest cover
Habit : Herb

Thank You Both …, I took this images at that place that you had visited with me.

This plant is actually Boesenbergia hamiltonii Mood, S.Dey & L.M.Prince. Boesenbergia longiflora has yellowish flowers, and is not found in India, according to the paper
The history and identity of Boesenbergia longiflora (Zingiberaceae) and descriptions of five related new taxa
Gardens’ Bulletin Singapore 65(1): 47–95. 2013

See the attached images.
Attachments (2)

It is correct. The colour of B. longiflora is not yellow but almost similar and present in Meghalaya.

Thanks, …  Finally taking it as Boesenbergia longiflora only.

Is it Boesenbergia hamiltonii Mood, S.Dey & L.M.Prince or Boesenbergia longiflora ?

As of now, Boesenbergia longiflora is known only from Myanmar.

Does it need review : ??

Boesenbergiae longiflorae (Wall.) Kuntze affinis is not actually a synonym. The word affinis means it is closely related to Boesenbergia longiflora. Boesenbergia hamiltonii does not have any valid name as a synonym.

So it needs to be corrected in FoI?

I feel it is B. longiflora.

Identification of Boesenbergia sp.: 4 images.
Please help me in identifying this Boesenbergia sp. collected from Umshiaw, Meghalaya on 23.08.2022.

Boesenbergia longiflora (Wall.) Kuntze ??

Superb presentation ! I concur with …

Boesenbergia longifolia.


POWO  Flora of China