Native Plants

Etlingera elatior

Torch Ginger
DD
Data Deficient
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
ver 3.1, 2019
NE
Not Evaluated
Malaysia Plant Red List
2010
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SSN 12459
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Taxonomy

  • Kingdom
  • Division
  • Class
  • Order
  • Family
  • Genus
  • Specific Epithet
    elatior (Jack) R.M.Sm.
  • Synonym
  • Vernacular Name
  • Residential
    Native
The taxonomic status is pending for approval

Description

Etlingera elatior or better known as torch ginger or locally called “bunga kantan”, is widely cultivated for ornamental and culinary purposes. This ginger is commonly found in secondary forests, especially in exposed habitats and also in damp places near rivers, on clay-rich alluvium, limestone, or in peat swamps (Poulsen, 2006).

Assessment

Year Published Assessment Red List Category Version
2019 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Data Deficient (DD)
3.1
2010 Malaysia Plant Red List
Not Evaluated (NE)
N/A

Structure

Leaf
2D Shape
 
Lanceolate

Location

by State Location
  • Johore 2
  • Sabah 2
  • Selangor 1
  • Federal Territories of Kuala Lumpur 1
by Protected Areas Location
  • Wildlife Sanctuary/Reserve 1
  • National/State Park 1
Based on publications, specimens, and images

Biodiversity Experts

Profile
Ahmad Aldrie Amir (Dr.)
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
  • Vascular
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate Change
  • Conservation
  • Ecosystems
  • Environment
  • Evolution
  • Forest
  • History
  • Law and Policy
  • Management
  • Marine & Coastal
  • Protected Areas
  • Science
  • PM
  • SBH
  • SWK
  • SEA
  • W
Anisah Lee Abdullah (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  • Coral Reefs
  • Vascular
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate Change
  • Conservation
  • Ecosystems
  • Environment
  • Geoinformatics
  • Management
  • Marine & Coastal
  • Protected Areas
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Water
  • PM
  • SBH
Asyraf Mansor (Dr.)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  • Palms
  • Vascular (Ecology)
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Ecosystems
  • Environment
  • Evolution
  • Forest
  • PM
Chan Yoke Mui (Dr.)
Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
  • Palms (Ecology)
  • Vascular (Ecology)
  • Conservation
  • Biodiversity
  • Forest
  • Genetics
  • PM
Chong Ju Lian (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)
  • Mammals (Ecology)
  • Vascular (Ecology)
  • Invasive Alien Species
  • Protected Areas
  • Digital Sequence Information (DSI)
  • Marine & Coastal
  • Climate Change
  • PM
  • SBH
  • SWK
  • SEA
  • W
Kartini Binti Saibeh (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)
  • Vascular
  • Agriculture
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • SBH
Mohamad Azani Alias (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  • Vascular (Taxonomy)
  • Vascular
  • Vascular
  • Amphibians
  • Amphibians
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Climate Change
  • Protected Areas
  • Forest
  • PM
  • SBH
  • SWK
  • SEA
Mohd Fahmi Abu Bakar (Ts. Dr.)
Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA)
  • Vascular
  • Digital Sequence Information (DSI)
  • Evolution
  • Genetics
  • Molecular
  • Systematics
  • PM
Mohd Norfaizal Ghazalli (Dr.)
Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI)
  • Vascular
  • Pitcher plants
  • Agriculture
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Ecosystems
  • Science
  • Systematics
  • Taxonomy
  • PM
  • SBH
  • SWK
  • SEA
Nazahatul Anis Amaludin (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK)
  • Vascular (Ecology)
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • PM
Nor Ezzawanis Abdullah Thani (Mrs.)
Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
  • Vascular (Taxonomy)
  • Digital Sequence Information (DSI)
  • PM
Nur Kyariatul Syafinie Abdul Majid (Ms.)
Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK)
  • Vascular (Ecology)
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate Change
  • Conservation
  • Forest
  • Protected Areas
  • PM
Nur Supardi Md Noor (Dr.)
Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
  • Palms
  • Vascular
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate Change
  • Conservation
  • Ecosystems
  • Environment
  • Forest
  • Management
  • PM
  • SBH
  • SWK
  • SEA
  • W
Robert Francis Peters (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)
  • Ginger
  • Elephants (Ecology)
  • Protected Areas
  • Access and Benefit-sharing (ABS)
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Economics
  • Ecosystems
  • Education
  • Environment
  • History
  • Law and Policy
  • Tourism
  • Traditional Knowledge (TK)
  • SBH
Rusea Go (Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  • Orchids (Taxonomy)
  • Vascular (Taxonomy)
  • Vascular (Ecology)
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Environment
  • Forest
  • Management
  • Protected Areas
  • Climate Change
  • Invasive Alien Species
  • PM
  • SBH
  • SWK
Tam Sheh May (Dr.)
Taylor's University
  • Orchids
  • Vascular
  • Biodiversity
  • Data Analysis
  • Evolution
  • Genetics
  • Molecular
  • PM
Tan Swee Lian (Dr.)
Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM)
  • Vascular (Ecology)
  • Agriculture
  • Biodiversity
  • PM
  • SBH
  • SWK
Yong Kien Thai (Dr.)
University of Malaya (UM)
  • Moss
  • Vascular (Taxonomy)
  • Ferns (Taxonomy)
  • Protected Areas
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Evolution
  • Taxonomy
  • PM
  • SBH
  • SWK
  • SEA
PM - Peninsular Malaysia; SBH - Sabah; SWK - Sarawak; SEA - Southeast Asia; W - World;

References

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  1. Awang, K., Ibrahim, H., Khoo, C.W, Jaafar, F., Mukhtar, M.R., Eng, T.L., Abdul Hadi, A.H. & Abdullah, N. (2005). Antiplasmodial Alkaloidal Plant Extracts from the Endau-Rompin forest, Johor, Malaysia. The Forests and Biodiversity of Selai Endau-Rompin. pp. 121-127. http://agris.upm.edu.my:8080/dspace/handle/0/7011
  2. Julius, K. (2007). Gingers in Sabah and their traditional uses. Sepilok Bulletin. 7, 23-44. http://www.forest.sabah.gov.my/docs/frc/Sepilok%20Bulletin%20Vol.%207.pdf
  3. Ibrahim, H. (2005). The Ginger Flora of Southwestern Endau-Rompin, National Park, Johor, Malaysia. The Forests and Biodiversity of Selai Endau-Rompin. pp. 107-114. http://agris.upm.edu.my:8080/dspace/handle/0/7005
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  6. Lim, T.Y., Lim, Y.Y. & Yule, C.M. (2014). Bioactivity of Leaves of Macaranga Species in Tropical Peat Swamp and Non-Peat Swamp Environments. Journal of Tropical Forest Science 26 (1), 134-141
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Book
  1. Discovering the Wonders of Malaysian Herbal Monograph Plants, 2020. Institute for Medical Research (IMR).
  2. Health and Beauty from the Rainforest : Malaysian Traditions of Ramuan, 2009. Editions Didier Millet. pp. 256.
  3. Island Life: A Natural History of Pulau Tengah, Johor, Malaysia, 2018. WS Lifestyle, Singapore. pp. 163.
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  5. National Policy on Biological Diversity 2016 - 2025 / Dasar Kepelbagaian Biologi Kebangsaan 2016 - 2025, 2016. Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (NRE), Malaysia. pp. 112. — [ Adobe PDF (PDF) ]
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  8. Lim, T.K. (2014). Edible Medicinal and Non Medicinal Plants: Volume 8, Flowers. Spring Nature. pp. 834-843.
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Chapter in book
  1. Milow, P., Malek, S. & Ramli, M.R. (March 2017). Medicinal Plants of the Indigenous Tribes in Peninsular Malaysia: Current and Future Perspectives. In El-Shemy, H. (Ed.), Active Ingredients from Aromatic and Medicinal Plants. InTechOpen. pp. 14.
Checklist
  1. Checklist of the Zingiberaceae of Malesia. BLUMEA, 2004
Newsletter
  1. Ida Suraini, A.S. (2008, December). FRIM in FOCUS. Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM). Retrived November 18, 2015, from https://www.mybis.gov.my/art/141
  2. Ida Suraini, A.S. (2011, March). FRIM in FOCUS. Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM). Retrived November 17, 2015, from https://www.mybis.gov.my/art/133
Proceeding
  1. Conservation, Management and Development of Forest Resources: Proceedings of the Malaysia-United Kingdom Programme Workshop, 21-24 October 1996, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (1996)

Acknowledgements :- Mr. Abdul Razak Mohd Nor Rasid, Ms. Aida Salihah Binti Abu Bakar, Ms. Amirah Hasanah Binti Mazlan, Mrs. Aziemah Binti Kinan, Mr. Badrul Amin Bin Jaffar, Ms. Heng Pooi San, Ms. Nazila Binti Zainudin, Ms. Nur Asikin Binti Maskuri, Mrs. Nur Hazwanie Binti Abd Halim, Ms. Nurfadzilah Bt Azmi, Ms. Nurfarhana Hizan Binti Hijas, Ms. Nurul Aimi Amirah Binti Mohd Zaki, Ms. Nurul Fatinizzati Binti Abd Halim, Mr. Tan Kok Kiat & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

Photo credit :- Abdul Razak Mohd Nor Rasid, FRIM, Lau Kah Hoo, MARDI & Munira Mohd Sazali

Species Citation :- Etlingera elatior. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Accessed via https://www.mybis.gov.my/sp/12459. [Retrieved 03 December 2022].

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