Curcuma zanthorrhiza Roxb.

 
  • Family : ZINGIBERACEAE
    (GINGER FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Zingiberaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Curcuma zanthorrhiza Roxb.
  • Common name : Zedoary
  • Vernacular name : Adavikachola, Kasthurimanjal, Manjakoova, Pulakizhangu (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Moist deciduous forests and in the plains
  • Flower, Fruit : April-July
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Ernakulam district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district
  • World Distribution : Cultivated and naruralised in Indo-Malaya
  • Literature : 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 zanthorrhiza. Downloaded on 7 December 2019.

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