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  Curcuma aromatica
 
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  Family: ZINGIBERACEAE
  Citation:  Curcuma aromatica Salisb., Parad. Lond. t.96.1807; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 6:216.1890; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1483(1036). 1928; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 286. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 405. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 378. 1985; Sabu, Taxonomic Phylogenetic Stud. Zingiberac. 209. 1991; Mangaly & Sabu, Rheedea 3: 145. 1993; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 473. 1994; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 447. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 342. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 709. 2002; Sabu, Zingiberaceae and Costaceae of South India 141. 2006; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 685. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 862. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kasthurimanjal, Kattumanjal, Kattumannar, Pullakizhangu
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Wild turmeric, Cochin turmeric, Yellow zedoary
  Description: Pseudostem with leaves 90-120 cm high; rhizome orange yellow inside. Leaves to 65 x 20 cm, elliptic, acute at either ends; petiole to 30 cm long; ligule membranous, obtuse. Spike 15-17 x 7 cm; crown purplish blue; bracts 4 x 3 cm, orbicular or obovate, yellowish green, tomentose. Flowers brownish-yellow; calyx 1.5 cm long, lobes obtuse, corolla lobes 1.2 x 0.8 cm, glabrous, brownish; anthers 4 mm long; tail 3.5 mm long, divaricating; lip yellowish, 1.5 x 1.5 cm, shallowly 3-lobed; midlobe emarginate; lateral staminode 1.2 x 1 cm.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: May-June
  District(s): Palakkad, Kasaragode, Wayanad, Thrissur, Pathanamthitta, Kollam, Idukki, Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikkode
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Cultivated as well as growing wild in degraded forests and plantations
  Distribution: India, Sri Lanka and China
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Monocotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 500-750
  Localities: Cheriyakanam, Pooppara, NBPGR Campus, Valiyaparathode, Chandanathode, Nileswar, Nileswar, Pathanapuram, Attayar
   
 
   
 
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