72 Identify wild plant Kaempferia

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Sam Kuzhalanattu

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Apr 16, 2021, 9:23:32 AM4/16/21
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Dear Members,
Please ID wild plant, regards, Sam.

Name of plant:

Location:         near Reserve Forest,  

                        Chathamattom, Ernakulam 

                        District, Kerala PIN:686671

Date:.               16.04.2021, 10.15am

Altitude:           1700fsl

Habitat:            wild moisture

Plant habit:      aromatic erect no stem annual

Height:             01 feet

Leaves:            aromatic oval oblong apex,  

                         purpled back

Flower:             3 small outer & 4 big inner petals, diameter:08cm, height:11cm, white & violet, good fragrance (2 meter surrounding) firstly flowers blooming for 1 month (April), and after flowering, leaves growing upto December.  Numerous water stored globules like bell pendulum attached to rhizome

Fruit:              aromatic rhizome under-ground  

                      (eaten by sascorfa/wild pig) 

Camera:         LGK10 2017 13mp

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Saroj Kasaju

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Apr 16, 2021, 9:28:04 AM4/16/21
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Kaempferia rotunda L.
Thank you.

Saroj Kasaju


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Sam Kuzhalanattu

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Apr 16, 2021, 9:45:12 AM4/16/21
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Sam Kuzhalanattu

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Apr 16, 2021, 9:54:01 AM4/16/21
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Sam Kuzhalanattu

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Apr 19, 2021, 12:40:55 PM4/19/21
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Saroj Kasaju

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Apr 30, 2021, 5:23:44 AM4/30/21
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Yes !
Thank you.

Saroj Kasaju


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Mahadeswara

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Apr 30, 2021, 8:22:44 AM4/30/21
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Yes from me.  I have seen this in Wayanad.
Your presentation is superb : both photographs &  description.

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