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Kostam (Tamil: கோஷ்டம்)

Zingiberaceae (ginger family) » Cheilocostus speciosus (J.König) C.Specht

 

¿ ky-lo-KOS-tus ? -- from the Greek cheilo (lip) and from the Arabic koost

spee-see-OH-sus -- showy, spectacular ... Dave's Botanary

 

commonly known as: cane-reed, crepe ginger, Malay ginger, spiral flag, spiral ginger, wild ginger • Assamese: যম লাখুটি jom lakhuti • Bengali: কেউ keu, কেউমুক keumuk • Dogri: chamar-gatha, केउ keu • Gujarati: પેવટો pevato • Hindi: केउ keu, कुष्ठ kushtha • Kannada: ನರಿ ಕಬ್ಬು nari kabbu, ನಾಯಿ ಕಬ್ಬು naayi kabbu, ಪುಷ್ಕರಮೂಲ pushkaramula • Konkani: कोशी koshi • Malayalam: ആനക്കൂവ anakkuva, ചണ്ണക്കൂവ cannakkuva • Manipuri: khongbam takhelei • Marathi: पेव pev • Nepali: बेलौरी belauri • Oriya: କୁଷ୍ଠ kushtha • Sanskrit: केमुक kemuka, कुष्ठ kustha • Tamil: கோஷ்டம் kostam, வெண்கோஷ்டம் ven-kostam • Telugu: కాశ్మీరము kasmiramu, కిముక kimuka, కోష్టము koshtamu

 

Native to: s China, India, s-e Asia, Australia; also cultivated

  

References: Flowers of IndiaeFloraNPGS / GRINENVIS - FRLHTDDSA

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