Curcuma caesia

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Taxonavigation: Zingiberales 
Classification System: APG III

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Cladus: Commelinids
Ordo: Zingiberales

Familia: Zingiberaceae
Subfamilia: Zingiberoideae
Tribus: Zingibereae
Genus: Curcuma
Species: Curcuma caesia


Curcuma caesia Roxb.


  • Curcuma kuchoor Royle, nomen nudum


  • Roxburgh, William: In: Flora Indica or Description of Indian Plants (ed.: Carey, W.), Vol. 1, p. 1-82, (1820), Serampore; [C. caesia on p. 26].
  • Roxburgh, W.: Description of several of the Monandrous Plants of India belonging to the natural order called Scitamineae by Linnaeus; Cannae by Jussiue, and Drimyrhizae by Ventenat. In: Asiatic Researches, or: Transactions of the Society instituted in Bengal for inquiring the history and antiquities, the arts, science, and literature, of Asia Vol. 11, p. 318-362 (1810), [C. caesia on p. 335].
  • Royle, J. Forbes: In: Illustrations of the botany and other branches of the natural history of the Himalayan mountains, and of the flora of Cashmere Vol. 1, p. 357, 359 (1839), Wm. H. Allen & Co., London; [C. kuchoor].
  • Baker, John Gilbert: In: Flora of British India (ed.: Josef Dalton Hooker) Vol. 6 (1890, publ. 1894) Chapter CXLIX: Scitamineae (p. 198-263), sub-chapter Curcuma Linn. (p. 209-216), Lovell Reeve & Co., London, [C. caesia on p. 212].
  • Schumann, K.: Zingiberaceae. In: Das Pflanzenreich (ed. A. Engler) Vol. IV, pt. 46 (no. 20), p. 112 (1904), [Curcuma sp. on p. 99-115].
  • Amalraj, V.A.; Velayudhan, K.C.; Muralidharan, V.K.: A note on the anomalous flowering behaviour in Curcuma caesia (Zingiberaceae). In: Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society Vol. 86 (no. 2), p. 278-279 (1989), ISSN 0006-6982, CODEN JBOMAA.
  • Mangaly, J.K.; Sabu, M.: Curcuma caesia Roxb. (Zingiberaceae): a new record from South India. In: Higher Plants of Indian Subcontinent Vol. 1, p. 15-17 (1990), Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, Dehra Dun.
  • Mangaly, J.K.; Sabu, M.: A taxonomic revision of the South Indian species of Curcuma L. (Zingiberaceae). In: Rheedea Vol. 3 (no. 2), p. 139-171 (1993), ISSN 0971-2313, CODEN RHEEE2.

Common Names[edit]

Black Turmeric • Hindi: काली हल्दी Kali Haldi, Nar Kachura, कृष्ण केदार Krishna kedar • Yaingang Amuba • Marathi: काला हल्दी Kala-haldi • Telugu: Nalla Pasupu • Kannada: kariarishina, naru kachora • Bengali: Kala haldi • Mizo: Aihang, Ailaihang • Assamese: kala haladhi • Nepalese: कालो हलेदो Kaalo haledo.Tamil Karu manjal