Curcuma montana Roxb., Pl. Coromandel 2: 28 (1800) ;
E. Himalaya to Assam: Assam, East Himalaya; Introduced: India as per POWO;
Common name: Mountain Turmeric • Assamese: Garunoa-halodhi • Malayalam: Kattumanja

Rhizome short, light yellow. Pseudostem to 30 cm high. Leaves 30 x 8 cm, elliptic, acute at either ends; petiole 6 cm long; sheath keeled, glabrous; ligule membranous, acute, glabrous. Spike terminal, 12 x 4 cm; bracts 3.5 x 1.5 cm, obovate, obtuse, purplish above, thinly pubescent. Flowers pinkish yellow; calyx tube 13 mm long, lobes truncate, glabrous; corolla tube 18 mm long, lobes unequal, larger lobes 2 x 0.8 cm, oblong, obtuse to shortly bifid at apex; lip 20 x 13 mm, obovate, deeply divided above, yellow; staminodes 1.3 x 0.7 cm, obovate, entire; anthers 5 mm long, spur divaricating, connective shortly producing; ovary pubescent.
Flowering and fruiting: September-October
India: Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh; Throughout Tropics 
(Attributions: Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi as per India Biodiversity Portal)

Flora of Manipur: Curcuma montana: 2 images.
Curcuma montanafrom Manipur.
Sterile bracts (coma) white (not flowered yet when i took photo).


Regarding identification of the curcuma sp.: 5 high res. images.

Curcuma montana Roxb. ??
Where is it from? When was it shot ? What was the elevation ?

Sir this species collected from Mayurbhanj Odisha, Altitude above 3200ft Sir

C. montana???




POWO  Catalogue of Life  GBIF (High resolution specimens) Flora of peninsular India Flowers of India  India Biodiversity Portal

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