Curculigo orchioides Gaertn., Fruct. Sem. Pl. 1: 63 1788. (Syn. Curculigo brevifolia Dryand. ex W.T.Aiton; Curculigo firma Kotschy & Peyr.; Curculigo malabarica Wight; Curculigo orchioides var. minor Benth.; Curculigo pauciflora Zipp. ex Span.; Curculigo petiolata Royle; Curculigo stans Labill.; Franquevillea major Zoll. ex Kurz; Gethyllis acaulis Blanco; Hypoxis dulcis Steud. ex Baker; Hypoxis minor Seem. [Illegitimate]; Hypoxis orchioides (Gaertn.) Kurz);
Curculigo orchioides – efloraofindia | Google Groups : 5 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1)
This is the black Musali (Musali Power!!)
Curculigo orchioides i hope
Links to my recent work on this species.
Photo taken in Asansol (W.B.) India. Date: 22/06/11. This has come out in good numbers all having three to four palm type leaves & a solitary yellow flower in the middle shooting from below the ground. Requested to please give the ID.
Kas week : Curculigo orchioides SMP: Curculigo orchioides
Nice photo …, this is the famous Kaali musli
Hypoxidaceae: Curculigo orchioides – Golden Eye Grass:
Habitat: Rock crevice, under tree shade, Western ghats,
Photo date: 27-Jul-2011
Yeoor Hills after pre monsoon showers for wild flowers. (mixed thread): 2 correct images. 5 posts by 5 authors.
After the pre monsoon showers the Forest Spider Lily blooms in the hills of Yeoor, SGNP Thane. These flowers bloom first before the leafs. I was planning for many years to see this unique phenomenon and it happened this year. Along with these Lilies the Yellow Ground Star aka Kali Musali flowers too had come up at the base of the shoots. Submitting the pictures for correct ID too.
Wow, Nice set of photographs. The first photograph is really beautiful.
Excellent postings. You have great potential to post more pictures and interact as an expert. All the best.
Pancratium species is Pancratium triflorum Roxb.
Thanks … for the Pancratium ID.
I came across this post searching for Pancratium parvum.
Makarand Kaka, you must have inadvertently labelled the first two pictures for Pancratium …
IMG_4134 Pancratium parvum Forest Spideer Lily Yeoor 6.6.13 FB.jpg
IMG_4137 Pancratium parvum Forest Spideer Lily Yeoor 6.6.13.jpg
They belong to Chlorophytum tuberosum.
first 2 pictures 4134, 35 are not of Pancratum, they are of Chlorophytum species, tubers needed for confirmation
Curculigo Orchioides : Attachments (2). 1 post by 1 author.
ARJUL12 Confirmation of ID- Curculigo orchioides? : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1).
identification/validation (plant/jun15/16) : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Photos of Curculigo orchioides, Hypoxidaceae taken at Ankola, Mangalore
Golden eye-grass i.e. Curculigo orchioides called nilapannai in Tamil.
Unknown sp from Assam KD 05 Aug 17 : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (6)
Attached images are unknwon sp. Pl. ID the sp.
Family : ??
Genus & species : ??
Habitat: Grows wild under forest cover
Habit : Herb
Flower : Single Yellow flower
Pl. check comparative images at efi site at /species/a—l/h/hypoxidaceae
According to “Assam’s flora – Present status of vascular plants(2005)” by S. Chowdhury there are only two spp. of Curculigo (C. capitulata and C. orchiodes) are found in Assam. I hope Your ID(Curculigo orchiodes) is correct.
yes it is Curculigo orchioides
Indicator of rains? – indiantreepix | Google Groups : 6 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1)
It does not mean that rains are far off, however it does mean that the area has got the spring showers. The western ghats receive rainfall
Following comments in response I thought I would add that it did rain on Wednesday, 20th May 90 in Mumbai….
It is nice to come across people who are observant. However, our observation and inference should not contradict known knowledge. It is
Need help with id : 7 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (1)- 989 kb.
Hypoxis aurea Lour.
For me the ID by … looks correct.
The plicate leaves point to Curculigo orchioides.
I guess … is correct
Yes, Curculigo orchioides. It is commonly found in Mahe.
24 Identify weed plant Curculigo orchioides: 4 images.
Please identify the weed plant.
Name of plant:
Location: near Reserve Forest, Chathamattom, Ernakulam District, Kerala PIN:686671
Date:. 28.11.2020, 10.30am
Habitat: wild moisture
Plant habit: annual
Height: 1.5 feet
Leaves: long apex, no stem visible
Flower: diameter:09mm, yellow non fragrant
Hoping you’re right
Curculigo orchioides looks correct ID !
SK 2973 17 September 2021: 4 very high res. images.
Yes, appears close as per images at Curculigo orchioides
SK13JUN21-2106:ID : 6 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (4)
Enclosing some pictures for ID.
Location : Nagarkot, Nepal
Altitude : 6000 ft
Date: 15 August 2015
Pl. check Zephyranthes citrina Baker
It does not look like Z.citrina because leaves are different and rougher than Z.c.
Either Hypoxis or Curculigo!!
Hypoxis aurea I hope. Please see eFI page on H.aurea.
Adding some more pictures I took thus year which may help
Hypoxis aurea as identified by … earlier.
Please see eFI page on H.aurea.
I guess this should be Curculigo orchioides Gaertn.
For me it looks … ID is correct.
Curculigo orchioides Gaertner: 5 high res. images.
Location: Surya Binayak, Bhaktapur, Nepal
Date: 28 August 2023
Habit : Wild