Curcuma antinaia A. Chaveerach & T. Tanee
• new Curcuma L. from Northeastern Thailand
Abstract: A new species, Curcuma antinaia A. Chaveerach & T. Tanee (Zingiberaceae), from villages in Sang Khom District, Nong Khai Province, northeastern Thailand, is described and illustrated. The villagers have traditionally used the plant's rhizomes as an antidote for cobra bites for many generations. Morphologically, C. antinaia is similar to C. longa L., but because of some morphological differences and it's properties as an antidote for cobra bites, we concluded that it is a new species.
Chaveerach, A., Sudmoon, R., Tanee, T., Sattayasai, N. and Sattayasai, J. 2007. A new species of the genus Curcuma L., Zingiberaceae. Acta Phytotaxonomica et Geobotanica 58(2/3): 23-27.: http://ci.nii.ac.jp/naid/110006533806/en