Curcuma longa L.

 
  • Family : ZINGIBERACEAE
    (GINGER FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Zingiberaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Curcuma longa L. var. vanaharidra Velay. , Pandrav. , J.K.George & Varapr.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Curcuma longa L.
  • Common name : Turmeric
  • Vernacular name : Haldi (Hindi); Arishina, Haladi (Kannada); Haridra (Sanskrit); Halad, Haldi (Marathi); Holdi, Haldi (Oria); Pasupu (Telugu); Manjal (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Cultivated
  • Comments / notes : Cultivated at higher altitudes
  • Flower, Fruit : June-November
  • World Distribution : Widely cultivated in tropics
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; 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; Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany. 33(1): 173 (172-176; fig.-21). 2009
  • 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 longa. Downloaded on 5 December 2019.

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