Tropicals forum: Curcuma Name for Flower Bearing Structure?

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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Aug 9, 2013 12:46 PM CST
Is there a name for the structures that Cucurma flowers bloom from? I don't think it's a bract or inflorescence - perhaps spike?

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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Aug 9, 2013 1:01 PM CST

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"Flowers in dense compound spikes crowned by a coma of colored, enlarged bracts, calyx short cylindrical"
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Xeramtheum
Aug 9, 2013 3:14 PM CST
So my best guess was correct .. spike. Thanks!
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Bubbles
Aug 9, 2013 8:35 PM CST

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Yep, you're a genius! Thumbs up
Name: Deborah Pryor
Orangeburg, SC Zone 8a (Zone 8a)
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Deebie
Aug 10, 2013 12:53 PM CST
Xeranthemum, that's gorgeous. Thumbs up When do they bloom? I have one with a purple stripe in the center, but it has yet to bloom. This is my 2nd year with it.
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Xeramtheum
Aug 10, 2013 12:57 PM CST
Thanks! They usually start blooming around mid July.
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Name: Deborah Pryor
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Deebie
Aug 10, 2013 1:01 PM CST
OK, I'm going to be closely watching mine. Thanks. Do you know which one that is that you have? Is it a curcuma elata, or something else? Mine looks very similar and I'm trying to figure which variety it is. Confused
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Xeramtheum
Aug 10, 2013 1:21 PM CST
I have a number of them .. the one in the picture above is called Purple Garden. I just uploaded another one, Emerald Chocozebra to the Plant Database
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Name: Deborah Pryor
Orangeburg, SC Zone 8a (Zone 8a)
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Deebie
Aug 11, 2013 12:58 PM CST
I'll have to go check it out.

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