Curcuma aeruginosa Roxb., Asiat. Res. 11: 335 1810.;
Bangladesh to W. Malesia: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Jawa, Malaya, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam; Introduced into: India as per POWO;


For ID 08022021KSB
Date/Time-07.01.2021     —-5.10p.m.
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- — Mangaluru, Karnataka,India
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- —-Garden
 Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- — Herb
Height/Length- —–Around 50cm.
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size ——-similar to turmeric but with brownish black colour around leaf midrib

Curcuma caesia

Curcuma Caesia

Curcuma aeruginosa. Check the leaf: if it has a purple patch along the midrib on the distal half only, it can be confirmed.


Wild flower- Shyamkhola Kolkata : Attachments (1). 14 posts by 6 authors.
got this wild flower near a bamboo glade of Shyamkhola few kms away from Kolkata.
what flower this can be????

This is a Curcuma, but cant be sure of the species. When was it flowering?

do u think its some kind of wild turmeric? well….i took this snap in May 2010.

Yeah is is some wild turmeric but not Curcuma longa for sure.
Cant be sure of species. But. during summer one of the plants which comes out like this is Curcuma angustifolia. Floral stalk emerges before the foliar stalk. But cant confirm.

This is Curcuma amada commony known as “Mango Ginger” found as wild plant in Bengal.

I am very much doubtful for amada. But anyways, cant confirm!

looks like Wild turmeric – Curcuma aromatica.

Can you please check if the leaves have opened up and now it has the red patch on the leaf or not. This is not C. aromatica either.

And also check if the rhizome has bluish colour inside or not.
Sorry I missed it.

i took this snap almost 5 months back in a bamboo glade… few kms away from Kolkata.
If i visit that place next time…i wud surely check the leaves and rhizome.

This is most likely Curcuma aeruginosa (to confirm check for red patch on the leaf and bluish rhizome).

This is most likely Curcuma aeruginosa (to confirm check for red patch on the leaf and bluish rhizome).
This message I had attached from my communication with Dr. Jana Sckornikova…




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