African Plant Database

Curcuma longa L.
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 2: ? (1753)  
Information on the genus : Curcuma
Status for TA : accepted (cultivated)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb from a short erect rhizome, bright orange-yellow internally, with numerous similar lateral rhizomes
Ecology : Grown for its aromatic rhizomes (turmeric).
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Record n°20253
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