Botanical name: Curcuma neilgherrensis Family: Zingiberaceae (Ginger family)
Nilgiri Turmeric is a dwarf plant with rootstock smallm white inside. Leaves are lanceshaped, pale green, shortly stalked. Leaves with stalks are a foot or longer. Blade is hairless, narrowed at both ends. Flower spiked are 5-10 cm long, 3-5 cm in diameter. Flowering bracts are pale yellowish green. Bracts of coma are pink. 2.5-3.5 cm. Flowers are about 2.5 cm across. Petals are pale, ovate, lip circular, deflexed, notched. Nilgiri Turmeric is found in Western Ghats - Konkan region, Nilgiris.
Identification credit: Shrikant Ingalhalikar
The flower labeled Nilgiri Turmeric is ...