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General Features of the family Zingiberaceae

Zingiberaceae with about 50 genera and more than 1500 species are distributed mainly in the tropics and subtropics. India has rich diversity of Zingiberaceous plants. perhaps 200 of the world taxa occur in India. Many species are economically important as source of food.


Curcuma codonantha Skornickova, M. Sabu & Prasanth Kumar

Recently described from the Andaman Islands, India The specific epithet Codonantha is derived from Greek words “codon” meaning bell and “anthos” meaning flower, referring to the peculiar bell shape of the flowers exserted from the fertile bracts. Closely related to C. aeruginosa Roxb.


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