Curcuma zanthorrhiza Roxb., Fl. Ind. 1: 25 1820.;
SW. India as per POWO;
Curcuma zanthorrhiza, known as Temulawak, Java ginger or Javanese ginger, is a plant species, belonging to the ginger family. It is known in Javanese as temulawak, in Sundanese as koneng gede and in Madurese as temu labak. The scientific name is sometimes written as Curcuma xanthorrhiza, but this is an orthographical variant.
Flowering and fruiting: April-July
Moist deciduous forests, also in the plains
Cultivated and naturalised in Indo-Malaya
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from India Biodiversity Portal)
Araceae, Arecaceae and Zingiberaceae Fortnight: Zingiberaceae – Curcuma for ID from Trivandrum: 070814 SS Aug01 : 7 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (11).
Here are a few pictures of a Curcuma species from Trivandurm.
Is this Curcuma aromatica?
This is not C. aromatica. This should be C. zanthorrhiza or C. aeruginosa
It is Curcuma zanthorrhiza.
… is right Curcuma Zanthorrhiza-I think. I have this with me; some vendor passed off this as ‘Kasturi manjal’.
Excellent display of photographs.