Plant : Temu Putih - Turmeric Zedoary (Curcuma zedoaria) from Rejang Land Sumatra

This plant called Temu Putih or Zedoary (Curcuma zedoaria) is the name for a perennial herb and member of the genus Curcuma Linn., family Zingiberaceae. The plant is native to India and Indonesia. It was introduced to Europe by Arabs around the sixth century, but its use as a spice in the West today is extremely rare, having been replaced by ginger.
Curcuma is a genus of about 80 accepted species in the plant family Zingiberaceae that contains such species as turmeric and Siam Tulip. The name comes from Arabic kurkum meaning "turmeric", but saffron is not in the same order. Since assembly of the genus Curcuma by Linnaeus in 1753 about 130 species have been described so far. Some of the species descriptions are without Latin diagnosis or type specimen, therefore the legitimate status of many species is suspicious and remains unclear. An overview about the taxonomical classification along with citation of the most relevant literature of Curcuma species can be found at Wikispecies

Scientific classification
Kingdom:
Plantae
(unranked):
Angisperms
(unranked):
Monocots
(unranked):
Commelinids
Order:
Zingiberales
Family:
Zingiberaceae
Genus:
Curcuma
Species:
C. zedoaria
Image Location : Talang Rimbo Lama Village,South Curup District,Rejang Lebong Regency References : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curcuma_longa

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