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2 Species ID Suggestions

Arun 9 years ago
Wild Turmeric / Kasturi manjal
Curcuma aromatica Curcuma aromatica
Curcuma comosa

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elapj 9 years ago

Arun, you mean to say, we can't be sure until we check out the root? After all, it could be Curcuma longa, which is quite common here in the Philippines.

Arun 9 years ago

Ashish Curcuma is a genus of about 80 accepted species in the plant family Zingiberaceae , all the plant has the similar type of flowers, and 'Curcuma pseudomontana' is a hill turmeric .. better we can conclude by its root !!!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Hi Arun isn't it Curcuma pseudomontana

Arun 9 years ago

Kasturi manjal (Wild Turmeric) also known as 'cosmetic manjal ' is recognized as a medical herb with strong antibiotic propertiesa medicinal plant, mostly used for skin..., fresh and powdered root is a wonderfull face pack for women , usually manjal(turmeric) stain the skin yellow but Kasthuri manjal won’t stain the skin yellow. If it blooms means, its ready to plug ...

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Iloilo, Philippines

Spotted on Jun 11, 2011
Submitted on Oct 2, 2011

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