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Indian
Arrowroot

Endangered

Unknown

Indian Arrowroot

Curcuma caulina

Indian Arrowroot is an annual herb growing upto 50-100 cm high. The plant has perennial rhizomes with many hanging tubers. Oblong lancelike leaves are upto half a meter long. Flowers occur in a spike 10-15 cm long, and are yellow or white. More prominent are the greenish white or pinkish white bracts.

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Regional Names
  • Hindi:
    तिखुर
  • Malayalam:
    കൂവാ
  • Marathi:
    चवर
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Taxanomy

ZINGIBERALES
ZINGIBERACEAE
Curcuma caulina

Indian Arrowroot

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