Daily Archive: April 15, 2017


Ashy Roylea (Karui)

Roylea cinerea (D.Don) Baill. (Lamiaceae)

Synonym : Roylea elegans Wall. ex Benth.

Vernacular Name : Ashy Roylea (English); Kararoi tilapati, patkarru, titpatti, Karui (Hindi).

Description : An evergreen, erect or scandent, aromatic shrubs; stem branched, grey or pale-tomentose, 0.5-3 cm …


Ginger lily (Kapurkachali)

Hedychium spicatum Sm. (Zingiberaceae)

Synonym : Hedychium acuminatum Roscoe

Vernacular Name : Van Haldi, Kapurkachali, (Hindi); Ginger lily (English); Shathi, (Sanskrit).

Description : It is an annual herb, with a horizontal root-stock, and tuberous root fibres, leaves are 30 cm …


Ginger (Adarak)

Zingiber officinale Roscoe (Zingiberaceae)

Synonym : Amomum zingiber L.

Vernacular Name : Ginger (English); Adarak (Hindi); Ardrakam (Sanskrit).

Description : A slender, perennial rhizomatous herb; leaves linear, sessile, glabrous; flowers yellowish green in oblong, cylindric spikes, ensheathed in a few …


Turmeric (Haldi)

Curcuma longa L. (Zingiberaceae)

Synonym : Curcuma domestica Valeton

Vernacular Name : Turmeric (English); Haldi (Hindi).

Description : A perennial herbaceous plant that reaches up to 1 m tall; highly branched, yellow to orange, cylindrical, aromatic rhizomes are found; leaves …