The Genus Gagnepainia K. Schum (Zingiberaceae) in Thailand

Chayan Picheansoonthon1,2
and Suppachai Tiyaworanant2
1 Fellow of the Royal Institute, Academy of Science
2 Pharmaceutical Botany and Pharmacognosy Research Unit,
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Khon Kaen University


Two rare Thai medicinal plant species of the genus Gagnepainia K. Schum. (family Zingiberaceae), G. godefroyi (Baill.) K. Schum. and G. thoreliana (Baill.) K. Schum., are enumerated. Descriptions and illustrations of both taxa are given.

Key words: Gagnepainia K. Schum., Thailand, G. godefroyi (Baill.) K. Schum., G. thoreliana (Baill.) K. Schum.