Curcuma aromatica Salisb.

 
  • Family : ZINGIBERACEAE
    (GINGER FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Zingiberaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Curcuma aromatica Salisb.
  • Common name : Wild Turmeric, Cochin Turmeric, Yellow Zedoary
  • Vernacular name : Ban-haridhra, Junglee-haldi (Hindi); Kasturi-arishina (Kannada); Aranyaharidhra, Vanaharidhara (Sanskrit); Amba-halad, Ran-haldi (Marathi); Palua, Bono haldi (Oria); Kasturi pasupu (Telugu); Kasthurimanjal, Kattumanjal, Kattumannar, Pullakizhangu (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Grows wild in degraded forests, and in plantations
  • Comments / notes : Cultivated
  • Flower, Fruit : May-September
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : Mumbai Suburban district, Satara district, Sindhudurg district
    • Odisha : Wild and cultivated
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, China
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; B. D. Sharma, S. Karthikeyan & N. P. Singh 1996 - Flora of Maharashtra state – Monocotyledons; 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=Curcuma aromatica. Downloaded on 21 October 2019.

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