Boesenbergia pulcherrima (Wal.) Kuntze

 
  • Family : ZINGIBERACEAE
    (GINGER FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Zingiberaceae
  • Basionym : Gastrochilus pulcherrimus Wall.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Boesenbergia pulcherrima (Wall.) Kuntze
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Evergreen and semi-Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Rare in evergreen forests of Western Ghats; in moist shady places as an undergrowth
  • Flower, Fruit : June-September
  • Collection Nos : HFP 2209, KFP 8803
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Udupi district, Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kollam district
  • Endemism : Southern Western Ghats
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 1988- Studies on Zingiberaceae of Karnataka; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • 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=Boesenbergia pulcherrima. Downloaded on 21 October 2019.

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