Curcuma roscoeana (jewel of Burma)
Curcuma roscoeana in the wild (Photo: Meneerke Bloem licensed under CC by 2.0)
Curcuma roscoeana Wall.
jewel of Burma, orange hidden ginger, Burmese hidden lily (English); kha min daeng (Thai); marlan-ni (Burmese)
Least Concern according to IUCN Red List criteria.
About this species
Curcuma roscoeana is a rhizomatous, perennial herb. Its bright colours make it valued as a pot plant and cut flower. It is cultivated worldwide and is one of the most popular gingers (members of the Zingiberaceae family) in cultivation. The genus Curcuma also includes turmeric (Curcuma longa), the rhizomes of which are the source of a bright yellow spice (an important constituent of curry powder) and dye.
Hitchenia roscoeana, Hitcheniopsis roscoeana, Curcuma kurzii