Botanical name: Curcuma ferruginea Family: Zingiberaceae (Ginger family)
Rusty Wild Turmeric is a large herb with large rootstock bearing pale yellow stalkless tubers, which are fragrant inside. Leaves are quite large, clustered, with a faint red-brown tinge down the centre of upper surface, elsewhere bright green, 1-1.5 m long, 4-12 cm broad; leaf-sheath and sheath of pseudostem red or rusty-red. Flowers are borne in a lateral spike apart from the earlier formed leaves, 20-25 cm long. Bracts of coma are bright red; fertile bracts all tinged with rusty-red. Flowers are longer than bracts, petals red. Lip is about 1.5 cm in diameter, obscurely notched. Rusty Wild Turmeric is found in India to Burma. Flowering: June.
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