Kaempferia elegans (Wall.) Baker, Fl. Brit. India 6: 222 1890. (Syn: Kaempferia atrovirens N.E.Br.; Kaempferia crawfurdia Wall. ex Horan.; Kaempferia pulchra Ridl.; Monolophus elegans Wall.);
Peacock Ginger, Peacock Plant, Resurrection Lily;
amit uid 1 2352011: Sending photos of Kaemferia sp. details as in the photos. Please help in identification
This looks like Kaempferia pulchra to me. What do u say?
You are correct even I was doubtful of being it as galanga or rotundus as the nursery men told me. But the images I checked in google shows very variegated leaves this leaves me confused. And one more thing can you provide me the distribution of this species in India.
I am confused K. elegans also looks same
Pl follow this link to get more info on this sp. http://www.pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/Kaempferia
Now K. laotica also emerge as similar to both of them.
I dont think your plant is K. laotica. Pl go through the attached PDF:
Notes on the genus Kaempferia L. (Zingiberaceae)
Thanks .. all doubts clear I will go with K. elegans and really thanks for the pdf.
16082011-BS-001: Monocot Herb for ID from Arya PG College Panipat Haryana: Pls id this small about 20 inches high monocot herb.
Shot from Arya PG College Campus Panipat.
This plant was brought from a local Nursery. Nurserymen said this was by chance came here with other plants from Dehradoon.
leaves were simple about 5-6 inches and flowers about 1.5 inches. Although this is also cultivated in garden as per Nurserymen. 3 pics were shot today and 3 pics 3-4 days back. Flower was solitary.
I was thinking of Kaempferia pulchra but it is synonym of K. elegans
finally K elegans
two leaves single flower from Alipore 30-05-12 SK3: Don’t have the slightest idea even of the family.
Species : UNKNOWN
Habit & Habitat : ornamental herb, height- ground level, grows in shady place?
Date : 25-05-12, 1.12 p.m.
Place : The Agri-Hort. Soc. of India, Alipore (KOLKATA)
looks like Maranta. not sure
Very little could be found on flowers of Maranta sps. According to a ‘pdf’ file, available from – http://efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=600&taxon_id=119663, there are about 32 species in this genus. But almost all flowers picture are available for Maranta arundinacea. However, two close match –
This is Kaemapferia pulchra… a relative of ginger…
Thank you … for the correct ID, the images link in my last reply must have been wrongly titled. However, found some synonyms http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl/record/kew-250772 and a picture at – http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Resurrection%20Lily.html.
Resurrection lily is really (at least in western Gardener’s minds) is the Lycoris squamigera and may be even other lycoris too
that’s what is stuck in my head too… not this kaempferia
look at daves garden site.. http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/517/
it is kaempferia elegans
elegans: leaf vein direction different between the two..
Pls go through the pdf it may throw some light
thanks … since you are our resident expert in aromas I take your advice seriously…
Both K. elegans and K.pulchra are synonyms – http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl/record/kew-250772 !!!
this not African Violet.
African violet….!!! Don’t know what is that, searched google, gives entirely different family –
More on Kaempferia (what a teeth chattering name!) –
These following lines copied from ‘Pacific Bulb Society’ attracts me, otherwise i don’t have slightest knowledge of flora world =
“Kaempferia pulchra, which Kew says is a synonym of Kaempferia elegans is a highly variable species …….. producing flowers through the summer ….. This species prefers light-moderate shade.” – http://www.pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/Kaempferia.
I noted this shade loving characteristic in my post.
How did African Violet get into this conversation…??/
I am enclosing a pic taken a few years back ….
very different plants in looks/anatomy, growing habits and lifespan.. and reproduction…
enjoy the pic…
A species of Kaemapferia of Zingiberaceae family.
I have seen this plant in XTBG in Yunnan China.
Just found out that another species of this genera is K. galanga. According to FoI the Bengali name is EKANGI. I know this ekangi, it is used to prepare some aromatic fish baits.
And this site says that K. galanga is the first representative of the Kaempferia genus – http://kaempferia.awardspace.com/index.html.
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Attached are pictures of Kaempferia pulchra captured at Mumbai in March 2013.
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It resembles Saintpaulia plants, though it is not Saintpaulia.
Affirmative, nice set of photos of Peacock ginger
Please could someone identify this plant?: Please could someone identify this plant? It gets pretty purple flowers later. I would like to know both the botainical and the common name please? The single leaf plant on the right which has a striking pattern.
– This is Kaempferia pulchra.
– Accepted name:
Plant for ID : Conservatory : Atlanta Botanical Garden : Atlanta, Georgia : 28NOV18 : AK-32 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
Plant seen inside the conservatory with purple flower.
Many thanks for the id.
Does look like Kaempferia elegans.