Curculigo orchioides

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Curculigo orchioides


Hairy herb. Leaves subpetiolate, linear to elliptic, to 20 cm long, 8 cm wide. Inflorescence lax, up to 8-flowered; Flowers bright yellow. Fruit green, beaked.


Ambon present, Asia-Temperate: Taiwan (Taiwan present), Asia-Tropical: Borneo present (Kalimantan present); Cambodia (Cambodia present); India present; Jawa (Jawa present); Laos (Laos present); Lesser Sunda Is. present; Maluku (Maluku present); New Guinea present; Philippines (Philippines present); Sulawesi (Sulawesi present); Sumatera (Sumatera present); Thailand (Thailand present); Vietnam (Vietnam present), Flores present, Luzon present, Marianes present, Mindanao present, Misima I present, New Caledonia present, Pacific Islands present, Samar present, Sumba present, Timor present, continental Asia present
Continental Asia (India, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand), Taiwan, Pacific Islands (Marianes, New Caledonia); Malesia: Sumatra, Borneo (Kalimantan), Java, Philippines (Luzon, Samar, Mindanao), Celebes, Lesser Sunda Islands (Sumba, Flores, Timor), Moluccas (Ambon), New Guinea, Misima I


Medicinal use of roots is mentioned by Burkill () and Quisumbing () on the strength of Indian literature.


Backer & Bakh. f. 1968 – In: Fl. Java: 209
Merr. 1925 – In: Enum. Philipp. Row. Pl.: 213
Merr. 1905 – In: Dep. Int. Bur. Gov. Labor.: 85
Miq. 1859 – In: Fl. Ned. Indië: 585
Backer 1925 – In: Handb. Fl. Java: 103