Curcuma aromatica Salisb., Parad. Lond. t. 96 1808. (Syn: Curcuma wenyujin Y.H.Chen & C.Ling; Curcuma zedoaria Roxb. [Illegitimate]);
Indian Subcontinent to S. Central China and Indo-China: Assam, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China South-Central, East Himalaya, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tibet, Vietnam; Introduced into: China Southeast, Hainan as per POWO;
Wild turmeric, Aromatic turmeric • Hindi: Jangli haldi जंगली हळी • Manipuri: লম যাঈঙাঙ Lam Yaingang • Gujarati: Zedoari • Tamil: கஸ்தூதி மஞ்ஜள் Kasturimanjal • Malayalam: Kattumanna • Telugu: Kasthuri Pasupa • Kannada: Kasthuri Arishina;


43-TSP-ID-20APR2016-1:Curcuma sp (Zingiberaceae) for further ID : 9 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)

Kindly identify this plant. Is this Curcuma pseudomontana or Curcuma aromatica…??



Habit: Rhizhomatous herb. 

Habitat: Wild, Moist deciduous forest floor. 

Sighting: Bhadra Tiger Reserve, Chikmagalur, Karnataka, about 1200 msl 


Curcuma pseudomontana

efi page on Curcuma pseudomontana 

It seems to be Curcuma aromatica. check the rhizome color and leaf. If the rhizome is ivory colored and with camphor smell and lower side of leaf is densely pubescent there is a chance of C. aromatica.

Yes….I remember.The lower surface was densely pubescent. It can be see in the first image on zooming in. Further I am given to understand that C. aromatica flowers during spring and C.pseudomontana flowers during rainy season. Considering the flowering season I strongly feel that the images are that of C. aromatica.

Though I did not check it up personally the local villagers say that the rhizomes are strongly scented and are used for culinary purposes.

MS April,2017/01 Curcuma sp. for ID : 8 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)

Location : Hlimen
Altitude : ca 1,100 m.
Date : 29-04-2017
Habit : Herb. It flowers without stem/ leaves.
Rhizome : pale yellow inside.
Habitat : Wild

May be Curcuma aromatica? Any leaf characters?

Same Curcuma for id. Attachments (4)

I think the smelling of the rhizome is not same with C.aromatica. C.aromatica is like mango smell.

The rhizome is bitter in taste.

The smell is camphoraceous.

Curcuma aromatica Salisb. : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)
Location: Godawari, Nepal
Altitude:5000 ft.
Date: 22 June 2017 
Nepali Name : बन  हलेदो Ban Haledo / बन धाले Ban Dhaale 

It seems to be Curcuma aromatica.

near Pelling (Sikkim) in mid April of 2005; near Amboli on 27/June/10; WILD TURMERIC -REGARDING. – indiantreepix | Google Groups For id – efloraofindia | Google Groups

Curcuma aromatica Salisb. : 8 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (5) – around 750 kb each.
Location: Godawari, Lalitpur, Nepal
Altitude: 1521 m.
Date: 04 June 2019
Habit : Wild

May be Curcuma aromatica. Check the colour of the rhizome?

ID Wanted : 10 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1)- 6 mb.

I am looking to ID another plant. Found it on the slopes of Sahyadris in the monsoons (August).
Pink flowers are large leaves… couldn’t get a closer shot as it was on slopes.

Curcuma sp.

Where is the correct locality? It seems to be Curcuma aromatica? Need the rhizome nature and colour.

This is on the hilly slopes near Suryamal in Maharashtra. It was far so I could get a closer shot. Let me see, I may have some other photos too. They were only growing on almost vertical slopes.

I had a higher resolution photo and I have cropped closer to the flower. There does seem to be some yellow in it.

It could be wild turmeric, but not sure.

KAS week::(Curcuma aromatica-03/10/2012-NJ):
Curcuma aromatica (Ran Halad-Marathi)


Araceae, Arecaceae and Zingiberaceae Fortnight :: Zingiberaceae (Ginger family) :: Curcuma aromatica from MNP :: ARKAUG-41 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1).
Attached are pictures of Curcuma aromatica captured at MNP in April 2014.
Requested to please validate the ID.

Yes, seems to be C. aromatica




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