Curcuma aeruginosa Roxb.

 
  • Family : ZINGIBERACEAE
    (GINGER FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Zingiberaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Curcuma caesia Roxb.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Curcuma aeruginosa Roxb.
  • Vernacular name : Karimanjal, Neelakua
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Coastal areas and riverine alluvial soil
  • Comments / notes : Cultivated and naturalized in some places. Rhizomes are rich in starch which is used as a substitute for Arrowroot. The report of the species C. caesia (Bhat 1993, 2003) is an error, subsequent studies shows that this species belongs to C.aeruginosa Roxb. (Bhat, K.G 2014)
  • Flower, Fruit : April-May
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Thrissur district, Ernakulam district, Alappuzha district
  • World Distribution : India, Myanmar
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 1988- Studies on Zingiberaceae of Karnataka; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara
  • 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=Curcuma aeruginosa. Downloaded on 21 October 2019.

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