Kaempferia rotunda L.

 
  • Family : ZINGIBERACEAE
    (GINGER FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Zingiberaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Kaempferia rotunda L.
  • Common name : Indian crocus
  • Vernacular name : Bhuyichampaka (Hindi); Nelasampige, Neela suruli, Kusunde (Kannada); Bhoomichampaka (Sanskrit); Bhui-champa (Marathi); Bhuchampakamu (Telugu); Malan-kua, Chengazhi, Chengazhineerkizhangu (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Cultivated
  • Flower, Fruit : March-April
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Malay peninsula
  • 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=Kaempferia rotunda. Downloaded on 7 December 2019.

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