Curcuma aurantiaca Zijp, Recueil Trav. Bot. Néerl. 12: 345 1915. (syn: Curcuma ecalcarata Sivar. & Balach.);
India to Peninsula Malaysia, Jawa: Assam, Cambodia, India, Jawa, Malaya, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand as per POWO;


Yes, now it is C. aurantiaca Zijp.

Araceae, Arecaceae and Zingiberaceae Fortnight: Curcuma aurantiaca : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1).
Please find the photos of one highly beautiful and variable Curcuma species, C. aurantiaca, known as ‘Rainbow ginger’

Really very beautiful..!! Thanks for lovely uploads


ANNOV56 Please identify this Curcuma sp. : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)

Chimmony wildlife sanctuary, Kerala
November 2014

This is Curcuma aurantiaca ‘Commonly known as Rainbow ginger’.

Curcuma for ID :: Topslip :: MK013 SEP2016 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)
Please help to identify this Zingiberaceae herb found on the edges of a wet forest.
Date: 29 August 2016
Place: Top Slip, Anamalai Tiger Reserve, TN
Alt.: 900 m asl

Curcuma aurantiaca (C. ecalcarata)


Curcuma aurantiaca: 3 very high res. images.
Species: Curcuma aurantiaca 

Family: Zingiberaceae
Location: Ulliyeri, Calicut Dist., KL
Altitude: 50 m. asl.
Flowering season: June to September 

You are correct.




Please identify this species of Cucurma – NS 290811: 6 correct images as above.
Photographed at my farm at Shahapur yesterday (29.8.11). Please identify the plant on the right in photograph 1. The other is a typical plant of Hill Tumeric [Cucurma pseudomontana] the likes of which I had posted photographs of a few days ago and for convience have also included a close-up here – photograph 7.

I think the last picture is a different one!

Which is the valid genus name : Cucurma or Curcuma.

Of course, Curcuma is the valid genus name.
I think it was a typo.

The flowers are not clear. Since many are of same in the inflorescence stage. Please check if there is any appendage on the anther. if absent it may be Curcuma aurantiaca (=C. ecalcarata)

any chances of Curcuma longa?

check whether the anther has spur at its base?



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