Kaempferia galanga L.

 
  • Family : ZINGIBERACEAE
    (GINGER FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Zingiberaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Alpinia sessilis Koenig
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Kaempferia galanga L.
  • Vernacular name : Saathi, Kaarchurah (Sanskrit); Chandmool (Hindi); Kachchoora, Chandmoola (Kannada); Chanda-mula (Marathi); Kacholam, Kachoori, Kachoram (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Cultivated
  • Comments / notes : Tubers are employed in medicine; used as a deodrant and disinfectant.
  • Flower, Fruit : June-July
  • World Distribution : Paleotropics
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi District; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 1988- Studies on Zingiberaceae of Karnataka; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; 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=Kaempferia galanga. Downloaded on 7 December 2019.

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