Plant for ID : Nasik : 251011 : AK-1:
A plant growing at a private farm at Nasik, Maharashtra.
No flowers or fruits seen.
Curcuma sp. of Zingiberaceae family.
Haven’t come across leaves with that dark line earlier.
काली हलदी or काळी हळद
This could be Curcuma zedoaria (sham haldi?).
Oh, thats difficult to make out from the leaf. Why not Curcuma caesia?
Please collect few rhizome, cut open and see the color within. If the rhizome is blue within then this could be Curcuma aeruginosa.
Please try get the flowers (if it is C. aeruginosa the flowering season is April-May).
Blue ring is also there in C. caesia …
C. caesia : Of course the rhizome shows the bluish olour. But we can identify this species by the hairy nature. In this species the hairs are present in the upper part of leaf. This is the only one Curcuma sp. showing this character.