Costus pictus D.Don, Edwards’s Bot. Reg. 19: t. 1594 1833. (Syn. Costus congestus Rowlee; Costus mexicanus Liebm.);
Painted Spiral Ginger, Spotted Spiral Ginger;
Requesting the name of the leaf and tree : Attachments (1). 5 posts by 4 authors.
I saw a person collecting the leaves of this small shrub saying this is a diabetics tree – does anyone know the name of this and how it helps us?
Costus igneus is the insulin plant. Traditionally people consume its leaves to bring down blood sugar.
It is Costus speciosus (Koenig) J.E. Smith, Costaceae
It is called Insulin plant – Costus igneus.
Sorry for the mistake happened from my side. This is C. pictus
Insulin plant : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2).
Last year I bought this sapling at Yercud National Horticultural centre.
This year it has flowered in my balcony.
Which Costus species is this?
Yes, Costus pictus D. Don ex Lindl. of Costaceae
Araceae, Arecaceae and Zingiberaceae: Fortnight: Costus pictus : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3).
Araceae, Arecaceae and Zingiberaceae Fortnight::Costus picta (NSJ-08): 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments(3).
Costus picta from Mumbai.
Nice photos of Costus pictus, thanks for sharing …
Araceae, Arecaceae and Zingiberaceae Fortnight :: Zingiberaceae (Ginger family) :: Costus pictus from Ovalekar Wadi :: ARKAUG-36 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1).
Attached is a picture of Costus pictus captured at Ovalekar Wadi in September 2012.
Requested to please validate the ID.
Zingiberaceae ID Reg. : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Anybody help me to know the correct ID of this Zingiberaceae member, from Kottayam district of Kerala
ID Pl. : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)
Pl.help me to id this costus spp.
Can it be Costus villosissimus. Pl. see the link: http://www.montosogardens.com/costaceae.htm
To me it look like the images of Costus pictus D.Don
It looks the same to me too.
yes it is Costus pictus commonly known as Insulin Plant or Painted Spiral Ginger
ID 260718SG : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)
Costus pictus D.Don [Costaceae].
Araceae, Arecaceae and Zingiberaceae Fortnight: August 1 to 14, 2014 : Costus pictus : Mumbai : 140814 : AK-31 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2).
Costus pictus from Maharashtra Nature Park, Mumbai.
Not very sure if it comes under this family fortnight.
Posting as its a type of Ginger according to its common name as Painted Spiral Ginger.
Costus pictus :: Dattaji Salvi Udyan :: 12 DEC 19 : 6 posts by 4 authors. 4 images.
Dattaji Salvi Udyan Thane
Date: December 12, 2019 … Altitude: about 11 m (36 feet) asl
Costus pictus D.Don … family: Costaceae
Many thanks to … … for the ID … facebook.
violet on the undersurface? a variant? otherwise yes.
Id assistance required : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Please identify this
Vasai, Maharashtra, Jan – 2015
It is Costus sp. Please send flower photo.
Costus pictus D.Don
Resembles Chamaecostus cuspidatus, need flowers for conformation,
Yes. I concur with … I have grown this plant in my house. Leaves are used as anti-diabetic. In Kannada it is called ‘sakkare gida‘ and in english many call it as ‘insulin plant‘.
To me also appears close to Chamaecostus cuspidatus as per images at
Flowers required for iD.
Costus igneus or insulin plant
What are the differentiating characters between the genus Chamaecostus & Costus.
C. pictus as per further feedback from … at New flower in our garden sir
Thanks, …, for the id as Costus igneus.
How to differentiate it from (images at) Costus pictus ?
How is it different from images at Ornamental Plant for ID, Hyderabad NAW-JUL21-01 (identified by you as Costus igneus)?
I am sorry it is a synonym of C. igneus. Now accepted name for C. pictus.