1351.000 Curcuma L.

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Herbs, tuberous; rhizomes branched, fleshy, aromatic. Leaves basal; lamina broadly lanceolate or oblong, rarely linear. Inflorescence terminal spike on pseudostems or separate shoots; peduncle erect; bracts connate halfway and forming pouches, apices free each subtending 2-7-flowered cincinnus; apical bracts often differently coloured, large; bracteoles free at base. Calyx short tubular, split on one side; corolla funnelform, lobes ovate or oblong, sub-equal or central lobe larger. Fruit capsules, 3-valved, dehiscent.

Worldwide: Species 91 in tropical and sub-tropical Asia to northern Australia.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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longa L.

Other sources of information about Curcuma:

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Curcuma
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Curcuma
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Curcuma
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Curcuma
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Curcuma
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Curcuma

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Curcuma.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2395, retrieved 28 February 2020

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