Curcuma longa L. , Sp. Pl. 2 1753. (Syn: Amomum curcuma Jacq.; Curcuma brog Valeton; Curcuma domestica Valeton; Curcuma longa var. vanaharidra Velay., Pandrav., J.K.George &
Varapr.; Curcuma ochrorhiza Valeton; Curcuma soloensis Valeton; Curcuma tinctoria Guibourt; Kua domestica Medik. ; Stissera curcuma Giseke);
a cultigen from SW. India as per WCSP;
Andaman Is.; Assam; Bangladesh; Belize; Borneo; Cambodia; Caroline Is.; China
South-Central; China Southeast; Congo; Cook Is.; Costa Rica; Cuba; Dominican
Republic; East Himalaya; Easter Is.; Fiji; Gilbert Is.; Guinea-Bissau; Gulf of
Guinea Is.; Haiti; Hawaii; India; Ivory Coast; Jawa; Leeward Is.; Lesser Sunda
Is.; Malaya; Mauritius; Myanmar; New Caledonia; New Guinea; Nicobar Is.;
Philippines; Pitcairn Is.; Puerto Rico; Queensland; Runion; Samoa; Society Is.;
Sri Lanka; Sumatera; Taiwan; Thailand; Tibet; Tonga; Trinidad-Tobago; Vietnam;
Windward Is. from Catalogue of life;
COMMON TURMERIC, Turmeric • Assamese: হালধি, Halodhi • Bengali: হলুদ Halud • Gujarati: હળદર Haldar • Hindi: हल्दी Haldi • Kannada: Arishina, Arisina • Malayalam: മഞ്ഞള്, Manjal • Marathi: हळद Halad • Nepali: हल्दी Haldi • Oriya: Haladi • Sanskrit: Haridra, Marmarii • Tamil: மஞ்சள் Manjal • Telugu: హరిద్ర, Haridra • Urdu: Haldi, ہلدی ;
Curcuma longa (Turmeric, Haldi)
Growing in one of my relative’s house in Pune
AAZ Fortnight :: Zingiberaceae :: SMP4 :: Curcuma longa. Pune : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2).
Turmeric plant. Curcuma longa Pune
ID 300911 SB01: Location – Bhuigaon, Near Vasai
Date – 290911
I think this is a regular turmeric plant : Haldi हळद
Zingiberaceae Fortnight 1 Aug to 15 Aug 2014 : Curcuma longa L. (in my homeyard) : SK-23 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1).
A really significant plant…wonderful spice and medicine..
Zingiberaceae Fortnight 1 Aug to 15 Aug 2014 : Curcuma longa L. : SK-17: 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (6).
Photographed a little while ago. (10.8.14)
Thanks … for sharing beautiful photographs.
Araceae, Arecaceae and Zingiberaceae Fortnight: Zingiberaceae- Curcuma longa from Yamunanagar-GSAUG61 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2).
Curcuma longa, photographed from TDL Herbal garden, Yamunanagar
Araceae, Arecaceae and Zingiberaceae Month: Zingiberaceae-Curcuma longa from Panipat :: NS Aug 49 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (3).
Here is the inflorescence of Curcuma longa.. recorded from Panipat.. this is cultivated on small scales in home gardens in this area.. out of many, only few plants get chance to produce flowers, before being dugout…
ID-TSP-19NOV2015-2: Curcuma sp ( Zingiberaceae) for ID assistance. : 14 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (5)
Kindly identify the specimen which I believe is Curcuma karnatakensis (Zingiberaceae) said to be endemic to Karnataka.
Habitat: Wild, Moist deciduous forest floor.
Sighting: Bhadra Tiger Reserve, Chikmagalur, about 1000 msl.
efi page on Curcuma karnatakensis
this reference link is correct
I think its Curcuma pesudomontana
Sanjay …, Thanks for the ID suggestion but what intrigues me is the yellow band starting from the lip and extending to the throat of the corolla said to be unique to Curcuma karnatakensis….! Keeping my fingers crossed…!
As per the morphological features of C. karnatakensis your specimen is distinct from this by means of sheathing leaf base (against base unequal and slightly cordate), long petiole (against short, upto 6 cm), petiole and sheath green coloured (against purple tinged or rarely green), presence of prominent coma bracts (against coma bracts absent) and many minor characters. The flower and bracts colour in Curcuma is variable (for reference please go through the attachment). You please also check the colour of rhizome, in C. karnataknsis it is flesh cream coloured with a slight mango ginger flavour (it is absent in C. pseudomontana. In C. pseudomontana petiole lengthnis varies from 60-70 cm).
You can easily distinguish C. karnatakensis from C. pseudomontana by means of the presence of sessile tubers (against absence of sessile tubers) and flesh cream coloured rhizome (against yellow coloured at centre).
Pls find the attachment. Attachments (1) – Curcuma inodora PDF.pdf
Are you suggesting that the specimen uploaded is Curcuma inodora…?
No, never. That paper I am sent to you to understand the range of variations occured in bracts, flower colour and inflorescence nature in a single species.
You go with C. longa as per the ID suggested by …
Pl. check the rhizome for Curcuma longa? Rhizome dark orange red in the case of turmeric.
Plant for ID :: Kanha, MP Tour :: ARKJAN02 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
This plant was cultivated on a large scale in Mehkar near Akola, Maharashtra. Locals said that it was haldi (turmeric).
Please validate it to be Curcuma longa.
Looks like turmeric, Curcuma longa.
Curcuma longa L. : 4 posts by 1 author. Attachments (1)- 6 mb.
Location: Indra Daha, Kathmandu
Date: 11 September 2019
Elevation: 1550 m.
Habitat : Garden escapee??
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