Zingiber cernuum Dalzell , Hooker’s J. Bot. Kew Gard. Misc. 4: 342 1852.;
 
‘Ran ale’ ‘रान आले’ in Marathi;
  
 
 

 

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zing-ee-ber — from a Sanskrit word meaning shaped like a horn
SER-new-um or SERN-yoo-um — nodding

commonly known as: curved-stem ginger<https://sites.google.com/site/indiannamesofplants/via-names/english/c…>
, nodding-stem ginger<https://sites.google.com/site/indiannamesofplants/via-names/english/n…>
 • *Gujarati*: જંગલી આદું jungali aadu<https://sites.google.com/site/indiannamesofplants/via-names/gujarati/…>
 • *Marathi*: रान आले raan-ale<https://sites.google.com/site/indiannamesofplants/via-names/marathi/r…>

 
botanical name: Zingiber cernuum Dalz. … synonyms: no synonyms … The Plants List <http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl/record/kew-273237>

Dear friends,

This plant is distributed in Karnataka, however could not gather any name in Kannada … help required from Kannada-knowing friends. Else tempted to put a generic name ಕಾಡು ಶುಂಟಿ kaadu shunti (literal meaning: wild ginger).


 

 

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Herb for ID : 21112012 : RV 1: Please help me to identify this herb……saw today at SGNP, Mumbai.


 … most probably Zingiber cernuum (family Zingiberaceae)


Thanks … and … for the help.


 

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Monsoon jewel – Curved-Stem Ginger – Zingiber cernuum:  

Monsoon jewel – Curved-Stem Ginger, Zingiber cernuum
Family: Zingiberaceae 
Herb-height-35cms, flowers at base, curved/broken, stem, leaf-40cms approx, alternate
Bhagamandala, Coorg, Western ghats
Habitat: forest – evergreen
Monsoon, 27 Jul 2011


This really an interesting plant!! I was fascinated to see the inflorescence at the base of the plant.


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Sharing pictures of Zingiber cernuum from Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai.

Pictures taken on 9th Dec,2012.


 

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Attached are pictures of Zingiber cernuum captured at SGNP, Bamboo Trail in December 2012.
Requested to please validate the ID.


Seems to be Z. nimmonii (Z. cernuum)


 
 
 
 
 
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