Curculigo capitulata

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Curculigo capitulata


Hairy herb. Leaves long-petiolate, elliptic to broadly elliptic, 60-150 cm long and 5-15 cm wide, nearly glabrous. Inflorescence a deflexed and head-like raceme, 2.5-7 cm long and wide; Flowers subsessile, yellow, villous. Fruits whitish to green, 10-15 mm long, not beaked.


Ambon present, Asia-Temperate: Taiwan (Taiwan present), Asia-Tropical: Bangladesh (Bangladesh present); India present; Jawa (Jawa present); Malaya present (Singapore present); Maluku (Maluku present); New Guinea present; Philippines (Philippines present); Sri Lanka (Sri Lanka present); Sulawesi (Sulawesi present); Sumatera (Sumatera present); Thailand (Thailand present), Australasia, Biliran present, Halmaheira present, Luzon present, Manus I present, Mindanao present, Negros present, Nepal present, Pacific: Hawaii present, Pacific Islands present, Solomon Islands present, Talaud present, Ternate present, continental Asia present
Continental Asia (Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Thailand), Taiwan, Australia, Pacific Islands (Solomon Islands, Hawaii); Malesia: Sumatra, Malaya, Singapore, Java, Philippines (Luzon, Negros, Biliran, Mindanao), Celebes, Moluccas (Halmaheira, Talaud, Ternate, Ambon), New Guinea, Manus I


The fruits are edible. Leaf fibres are (or were) used in the Philippines, according to .


Ridley 1907 – In: Mat. Fl. Mai. Penins.: 65
Backer 1925 – In: Handb. Fl. Java: 104
Miq. 1859 – In: Fl. Ned. Indie: 585
Hallier 1913 – In: Nova Guinea: 901
Peekel 1984: Fl. Bismarck Arch. Natur.: 91
Elmer 1913 – In: Leafl. Philipp. Bot.: 1645
Ridley 1925 – In: Fl. Mai. Penins.: 299
Merr. 1925 – In: Enum. Philipp. How. Pl.: 213
Merr. 1925 – In: Enum Philipp. Flow. Pl.: 213
Koord. 1911 – In: Exk. Fl. Java: 304
Backer & Bakh.f. 1968 – In: Fl. Java: 209
Laut. 1913 – In: Bot. Jahrb.: 304
Naves 1880: Nov. App.: 253
Koord. 1898 – In: Meded. Lands Plantent.: 310