Kaempferia rotunda L., Sp. Pl. 3 1753. (Syn: Kaempferia longa Jacq.; Kaempferia versicolor Salisb.; Zerumbet zeylanica Garsault [Invalid]);
Indian Subcontinent to S. China: Assam, Bangladesh, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Hainan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, West Himalaya; Introduced into: Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Jawa, Malaya, Sri Lanka as per POWO;

Kaempferia rotunda from pune:
Kaempferia rotunda photographed at Botanical garden, Pune University.
Common name- Bhumi Champa or Bhu-champaka
Date- 18th March 12.


Aracaceae, Araceae & Zingiberaceae Fortnight 1-14Aug14: Kaempferia rotunda from Kerala : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1).
Chengazhineerkizhangu in Malayalam.

Thanks … for sharing excellent upload.

Kaempferia rotunda Pune

Oh wow, it competes with Iris flower.

Good photos of K. rotunda

thanks for the pics
I don’t seem to recall ever having seen this, so thanks again
I imagine leaves will emerge later?

Kaempferia rotunda L. : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (6)- around 900 kb each.
Location:  Soureni, India 
Date: 7 May  2018
Altitude: 4000 ft
Habit : Cultivated 
Nepali Name : भुइँ चम्पा Bhuin Champaa


Kalpetta, Wynad; AR 12, 2010 – efloraofindia | Google Groups


Please ID wild plant,
Location:         near Reserve Forest, Chathamattom, Ernakulam District, Kerala PIN:686671
Date:.               16.04.2021, 10.15am
Altitude:           1700fsl
Habitat:            wild moisture
Plant habit:      aromatic erect no stem annual
Height:             01 feet
Leaves:            aromatic oval oblong apex, purpled back
Flower:             3 small outer & 4 big inner petals, diameter:08cm, height:11cm, white & violet, good fragrance (2 meter surrounding) firstly flowers blooming for 1 month (April), and after flowering, leaves growing upto December.  Numerous water stored globules like bell pendulum attached to rhizome
Fruit:              aromatic rhizome under-ground
(eaten by sascorfa/wild pig)
Camera:         LGK10 2017 13mp

Kaempferia rotunda L.


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