Akangi/Aromatic Ginger

Akangi/Aromatic Ginger

Scientific name: Kaempferia galanga L.





Taxonomic Position According to Cronquist (1988)

Kingdom Plantae
Division Magnoliophyta
Class Liliopsida
Order Scitaminales
Family Zingiberaceae
Genus Kaempferia
Species K. galanga

Botanical Description

Habit: Is almost stemless, small herbaceous plant with 10-15 cm height

Root: Fiberous root system

Stem: Modified into rhizome which is 5-6 cm long.

Leaves:  large leaves, and basically looks much similar to other members of the family.

Economic Importance

  • It is used as spices
  • Used as fish feed
  • Is valued as a medicinal plants and also as an ornamental.


Akangi Variety Released by BARI

BARI Akangi-1 (View for detail information)

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