Costus pictus D.Don

 
  • Family : COSTACEAE
    (Costus Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : KUSHTHA FAMILY (कुष्ठ फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : COSTACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Costus pictus D.Don
  • Common name : Insulin Plant
  • Vernacular name : Insulin plant
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Grown as a medicinal plant
  • Comments / notes : Cultivated in gardens and often runs wild. Plant is used as a remedy for diabetes.
  • Flower, Fruit : February-April
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Cultivated
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
  • Native : Central America
  • World Distribution : Cultivated elsewhere
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Nayar, T. S., et al, 2006. Flowering plants of Kerala, A hand book
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Costus pictus. Downloaded on 18 January 2021.

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