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Taxonavigation: Zingiberales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Cladus: Commelinids
Ordo: Zingiberales

Familia: Zingiberaceae
Subfamilia: Zingiberoideae
Tribus: Zingibereae
Genus: Hitchenia
Species: H. caulina


  • Hitchenia Wall., , Trans. Med. Soc. Calcutta 7: 215, (1835)
  • Type species: Not designated.


  • Heterotypic
    • Dischema J. O. Voigt, Hortus Suburb. Calcut. 566. (1845)


The genus is nested within the present concept of Curcuma, might be merged under that genus in the future (Ngamriabsakul & al., 2004) and is now reduced to monotypic status.


  • Wallich, N. (1835) Transactions of the Medical and Physical Society of Calcutta 7: 215.
  • Ngamriabsakul, C., Newman, M.F. & Cronk, Q.C.B. (2004) The phylogeny of tribe Zingibereae (Zingiberaceae) based on ITS (nrDNA) and trnL-F (cpDNA) sequences. Edinburgh Journal of Botany 60, 483-507. DOI: 10.1017/S0960428603000362 .