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  Curcuma neilgherrientis culture?
From: Barbara_M._Humphreys at atlmug.org (Barbara M. Humphreys) on 1997.10.03 at 11:01:59(1379)
I just received a gift of this Curcuma neilgherrientis and it is quite sturdy in
an 8" clay pot, stands about 2' tall. For winter care, should I keep it growing
in the warm greenhouse, or let it dry off or what? Any help would be
appreciated.
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From: mood at poi.net (John Mood) on 1997.10.04 at 07:54:39(1383)
Dear Barbara,
Obviously you need to be on the non-existant ginger net, but to answer the
question: the beautiful small, yellow flowered Zingiberaceae will usually
go dormant around this time of year. Here in Hawaii I just let them go
dormant and pay no further attention. They do get rainfall during this
period, which doesn't seem to affect them. They come back as one of the
early flowering species. Also I've never saw a 2 ft. tall specimen. Most
are less than 1 ft. in our conditions and the Flora of Punjab describes it
as shorter than 16 in.
So you either have a very healthy plant or it is not C. neilgherrensis
(proper spelling). The inflor. is normally no more than 4 in. long by 2 in.
dia. with bright yellow flowers and pale yellow-green bracts. It originates
from India and was described in 1853. Good luck with whatever you have.
Send me a photo and I'll give you an ID.

John Mood

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From: Clarence Hester <hesterc at niven.acpub.duke.edu> on 1997.10.04 at 08:46:30(1385)
John Mood wrote:
>
> Dear Barbara,
> Obviously you need to be on the non-existant ginger net, but to answer

John (and other aroiders)-

There *is* a ginger net, so to speak (zingiber@coollist.com). The
postings are ususally about gingers, heliconias, bananas, etc. I don't
have my "subscribe" instructions handy but I recall that you subscribe
to this list in the usual way.

Clarence Hester

From: mood at poi.net (John Mood) on 1997.10.04 at 22:03:55(1389)
Dear Clarence H.,
Thanks for the info and could you expand on who runs this net? I am a
Zingiberaceae specialist working with several taxonomists on SE Asian plants.
Also, if any aroiders have specific questions on Zingiberaceae, that cannot
be found readily, please contact me directly at mood@poi.net.

John Mood

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From: jbauer <"jbauer at concordnc.com" at concordnc.com> on 1997.10.11 at 20:22:07(1431)
John Mood wrote:
>
> Dear Clarence H.,
> Thanks for the info and could you expand on who runs this net? I am a
> Zingiberaceae specialist working with several taxonomists on SE Asian plants.
> Also, if any aroiders have specific questions on Zingiberaceae, that cannot
> be found readily, please contact me directly at mood@poi.net.
>
> John Mood
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