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Scaped Ginger   
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Scaped Ginger
ative Photo: Prashant Awale
Common name: Scaped Ginger • Marathi: चोहोळा Chohola, Sunha
Botanical name: Kaempferia scaposa    Family: Zingiberaceae (Ginger family)

Scaped Ginger is an erect perennial herb, 20-50 cm high, endemic to Goa and adjacent areas. It is considered threatenced and conservation measures are needed to save the plant. It has numerous oblong-lancelike leaves, 20-30 cm long. White flowers, 3-4 cm across, occur in terminal spikes 10-20 cm long. There are green lancelike bracts enclosing 2 flowers. The flowers have 3 petals, one of which is 2-lobed. The plant produces red capsules, 1 cm long. Seeds are dark brown. It occurs gregariously on hill slopes. Flowering: September.
Photographed at Lonavala, Maharashtra.
Identification credit: Prashant Awale • Is this flower misidentified? If yes,