IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU)
Curcuma pseudomontana J.Graham , Cat. Pl. Bombay 210 1839. (syn. Curcuma grahamiana Voigt ; Curcuma ranadei Prain);
Hill Turmeric • Hindi: Kachura • Marathi: रानहळद raan halada, शिंदळवान shindalavana or शिंदळवानी shindalavani • Tamil: Kattu manjal • Malayalam: Kattu manjal;
DV – 14AUG10 – 1058 :: Curcuma sp. near Valmiki Ashram : Attachments (5 + 9). 9 posts by 5 authors.
ID please … hopefully, have not mixed two different Curcuma plants … (please correct me if P1220911.JPG is different)
Date/Time : August 14, 2010 at 10.58am IST,
Location Place : near Valmiki Ashram, Aaja Parvat, near Shahapur, Maharashtra
Altitude : about 526 m ± 10m (above mean sea level)
GPS : around 19°27’59.16″N, 73°40’14.29″E
Habitat : moist deciduous forest
Type : rain-forest
Habit : annual herb
Height : about 1 – 1.5 m
Length : – not a climber –
Type : simple, with entire and slightly wavy margin, … growing clustered from ground level
Shape : elliptic, blunt tip, tapering base, fusing with stalk
Size : about 50 -70 cm long, the stalk also as long as (or longer than) the leaf, about 15 – 20 cm broad
Type : spike rising from plant base, from – among the leaf stalks
Size : about 15 – 20 cm, the stalk too as long (or longer)
Size : the upper-most soft pink ¿ petals ? about 6 – 7 cm x 3 – 4 cm
Colour : pink tinted
Very nice pics as usual.
This is the regular Hill Tumeric [Cucurma pseudomontana]. I don’t see anything different in this specimen. Have plenty of these currently flowering on my property. Will send photographs later in the day if required.
Thank you very much …
I also got confused by the varried colour combination in this species !!
i will go with …
From my records over the last few years, the flowering seasons were:
2006 June to September
2007 July to October
2008 July to September
2009 August to September
This year new plants first made their appearance on 4th July [Photograph 1]. Later on 11th July new plants were fairly widespread [Photograph 2]. The first flowers were observed on 24th July [Photograph 3].
Mass flowering is currently on [Photographs 4 to 7] while at the same time new plants continue to sprout [Photographs 8 & 9].
Would estimate that the inflorescence remains on the plant for about a month. The plants generally droop and die once the monsoons recede in October – November.
… very generous response … have killed all my queries at one go.
C. pesudomontana Flower yellow spike arising after the leaves, corolla 2-lipped
C. inodora Flower purplish with yellowish tinge on corolla lip Spike arise after leaves, lateral corolla 3-lipped
I have not came across C. reclinata, no reference as of now.
Commelinales and Zingiberales Week :: Zingiberaceae :: Curcuma pseudomontana: Curcuma pseudomontana
Family : Zinziberaceae
Common in Western ghats in monsoon.
I think this is Curcuma pseudomontana. Kindly validate.
Araceae, Arecaceae and Zingiberaceae Fortnight :: Zingiberaceae (Ginger family) :: Curcuma pseudomontana from MNP :: ARKAUG-43 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1).
Attached is a picture of Curcuma pseudomontana captured at MNP in April 2014.
Araceae, Arecaceae and Zingiberaceae Fortnight :: Zingiberaceae :: Curcuma pseudomontana from Lohagad :: ARKAUG-44 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2).
Attached are pictures of Curcuma pseudomontana captured at Lohagad in August 2013.
AAZ Fortnight :: Zingiberaceae :: SMP5 :: Curcuma pseudomontana Western ghats : 6 posts by 5 authors.
Curcuma pseudomontana Western ghats
I’m not sure about the id of this one. Shouldn’t the flower be pure yellow in C. pseudomontana?
Where exactly is the location of your photo?
It is a young plant with only dark bracts I suppose the conventional flowers will probably emerge. I could not locate the full bloomed ones for the episode so just added this photograph. I understand that it is not the classic one but I am sure it is somewhere from western ghats only where it grows.
Rajgad, Sep 2014 :: Requesting ID of this Curcuma species :: ARKSEP-29 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1).
Requesting to please ID this Curcuma species captured at Rajgad near Pune in Sep 2014. Is this C. inodora?
It may be Curcuma pseudomontana. Need flower details such as anther for confirmation.
Thank you … for the possible ID…. Curcumas are rather confusing…
Unfortunately, I have no other pic..
Curcuma pseudomontana—-for sharing and validation : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
pic taken at Aambyvalley rd., lonavala, pune in july14.
love the picture
don’t know enough to validate though
Curcuma pseudomontana—for sharing : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1)
Curcuma pseudomontana—for sharing : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
GRAM 2016 Curcuma? : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)
Is it possible to ID Curcuma species with just the inflorescence?
Pictures taken at Kasara, Maharashtra in July 2016
It may be Curcuma pseudomontana. Need the leaf nature also.
Beautiful flower in Western Ghats, Baba Budangiri range : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)
I saw this flower in the montane grasslands in the Western Ghats, 2 days back (5.5.17). It was very abundant, with hundreds. Need help in identification.
It’s very beautiful. It’s a Curcuma for sure.
Species can be pseudomontana, not very sure.
We have … here is the experts, he may focus further.