Curculigo orchioides Gaertner

 
  • Family : LILIACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Hypoxidaceae
  • Species : Curculigo orchioides
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Curculigo orchioides Gaertn.
  • Common name : Yellow Groundstar
  • Vernacular name : Talamuli (San.); Kaalimusli, musli (Hin.); Nela taale gaddi (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : HFP 1767, HFP 1804, KFP 1323
  • Key identification features : A bulbiferous perennial herb. Leaves are strap-like on a shortened stem with parallel veins. Flowers are solitary, about 1-1.5 cm across, attractive and borne on a long stalk that arises from the base of the plant. Fruit is a three-lobed capsule.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Native : India
  • Comments : Common in grasslands, open places and flowers appears with the onset of monsoon.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bangalore, Chikamagalur, Chitradurga, Dharwad, Hassan, Kolar, Mysore, Shimoga, Tumkur, Udupi, Uttara Kannada, Dakshina Kannada
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Bangalore; Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014- Flora of South Kanara.

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