Curcuma alismatifolia

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Siam tulip
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Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Zingiberales
Family: Zingiberaceae
Genus: Curcuma
C. alismatifolia
Binomial name
Curcuma alismatifolia

Hitcheniopsis alismatifolia (Gagnep.) Loes. in H.G.A.Engler

A field of wild Siam tulips in Pa Hin Ngam National Park, Thailand

Curcuma alismatifolia, Siam tulip or summer tulip (Thai: ปทุมมา, RTGSpathumma; กระเจียวบัว, RTGSkrachiao bua; ขมิ้นโคก, RTGSkhamin khok) is a tropical plant native to Laos, northern Thailand, and Cambodia.[2][3] Despite its name, it is not related to the tulip, but to the various ginger species such as turmeric. It can grow as an indoor plant. It is a perennial herb growing up to 2 feet (0.61 metres) tall.[4]

Malvidin 3-rutinoside is a pigment responsible for bract color in C. alismatifolia.[5]


  1. ^ Leong-Skornickova, J.; Tran, H.D.; Newman, M.; Lamxay, V. & Bouamanivong, S. (2019). "Curcuma alismatifolia". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2019: e.T201883A132687665. Retrieved 7 February 2022.
  2. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  3. ^ Sirirugsa, P., Larsen, K. & Maknoi, C. (2007). The genus Curcuma L. (Zingiberaceae): distribution and classification with reference to species diversity in Thailand. Gardens' Bulletin Singapore 59: 203-220.
  4. ^ "Curcuma alismatifolia 'Pink' - Plant Finder". Retrieved 2023-07-10.
  5. ^ Nakayama, M; Roh, MS; Uchida, K; Yamaguchi, Y; Takano, K; Koshioka, M (2000). "Malvidin 3-rutinoside as the pigment responsible for bract color in Curcuma alismatifolia". Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry. 64 (5): 1093–5. doi:10.1271/bbb.64.1093. PMID 10879491. S2CID 24070068.