Molineria capitulata


Argentina Northeast; Assam; Bangladesh; China South-Central; China Southeast; Colombia; Cuba; Dominican Republic; East Himalaya; El Salvador; Guatemala; Hainan; Honduras; India; Jawa; Laos; Leeward Is.; Lesser Sunda Is.; Malaya; Maluku; Mauritius; Mexico Central; Mexico Northeast; Mexico Southeast; Mexico Southwest; Myanmar; Nepal; New Caledonia; New Guinea; Nicaragua; Nicobar Is.; Philippines; Puerto Rico; Queensland; Runion; Solomon Is.; Sri Lanka; Sulawesi; Sumatera; Taiwan; Thailand; Tibet; Trinidad-Tobago; Vietnam; Windward Is. as per Catalogue of Life;
 
Palm Grass, Weevil lily
 

A stout herb
. Rhizomes are tuberous, thick, with creeping, slender stolons. Leaves are often 4-7, carried on stalks 30--80 cm long. Leaf-blade is oblong-lanceshaped to suboblong, 40-90 x 5-14 cm, pleated papery, sometimes velvety, margin entire, tip long-pointed. Flowering stems are short, only 15-30 cm, brown hairy. Flower-racemes are nodding, head-like to subovoid, 2.5-5 cm, densely many flowered; bracts ovate-lanceolate to lanceolate, 1.5--2.5 cm, hairy. Flower-stalks are about 7 mm. Flowers are yellow with ovate-oblong petals about 8 x 3.5-4 mm, tip blunt. Outer petals are hairy above, inner ones hairy above on midvein or at base of midvein. Stamens are 5-6 mm, filament less than 1 mm; anther linear, about 5 mm. Ovary is subglobose to oblong, hairy. Style are longer than stamens, slender; stigma subcapitate. Berry is white, nearly round, 4-5 mm in diameter, beakless. Seeds are black with irregular stripes.
Plant upto 1 m tall
Moist places
Forests, shady and moist places usually at elevations of 800 - 2,200 metres
Southern China, Indian subcontinent, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines.
(Attributions- Compiled from secondary sources listed in references by Kishor Deka for the Assam Biodiversity Portal project- from India Biodiversity Portal)


 
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Curculigo capitulata.: 2 images.
Attached are photo of the plant Curculigo captitulata.
Botanical Name: Curculigo capitulata (syn. Molineria capitulata)
Common Name: Palm Grass
Family: Hypoxidaceae
Location: Horticulture Department, Hiranandani, Powaii (Mumbai, Maharashtra)
Date: 09-06-2011
Curculigo is a genus of about 20 species spread across the tropical and subtropical region.
This particular plant, C. capitulata is commonly called "Palm Grass" due to the leaves bearing a similar appearance to that of a palm.
However, unlike a palm this plant does not produce a aerial stem, but is rhizomatous in growth.
The plant produces a puff ball like inflorescence on which small star-shaped yellow flowers are produced.
Apart from the ornamental value, the leaves are utilized for making nets.


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Flora of Panipat: Molineria capitulata from deepak nursery Panipat Haryana:  Pics taken on 11-8-11 from Deepak Nursery Panipat- Alt 220 Mt
Garden Plant also called as Ammra Palm or motha Palm
Molineria capitulata
Family Hypoxidaceae
Molineria capitulata (Lour.) Herb. 
Synonyms
Leucojum capitulatum Lour., Fl. Cochinch.: 199(1790), Type: ?. Curculigo recurvata W.TAiton, Hortus Kew 2nd edn 2: 253(1811), Type: cult. Hort. Kew ex Bengal, 1805; holo: ?. Molineria plicata Colla, Hortus Ripul.:
331-3(1824),

 
 
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Garden plant from Delhi - TQ-Delhi-02: A common garden plant, mainly grown for its leaves, seen blooming in a nursery in Delhi, in April.
The flowers emerge from the base of the plant.
Please identify.
..., it may be Molineria capitulata (Palm grass) of Hypoxidaceae.
Thanks for your quick reply which is bull's eye! I had been killing myself exploring Zingiberacea and Marantaceae.
Interestingly, it is a native of NE India.
Thanks ... for this ID. I was going to write "Looks like some miniature palm.", based on the leaves. Thanks my palm (though only part of common name, though botanically distant) was correct.
Yes this is very often even sold as palm but its a Curculigo, now transfered to Molineria.
I recently met some one who had been working on Curculigo group since long.
 
 
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Sikkim WB Tour : Id plz3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2).
Can anyone help me id this herb 
Picture taken on the way Ranvangla , Sikkim
I hope Molineria capitulata..
Thanks ...
 
 
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Gori Valley Tour: For id from Kosani: This very interesting ornamental was planted along entrance of Kosani Tea Estate... I had never seen this before.... a small plam-like plant with yellow flowers near the base of plant on the stem... id help required...
It looks like Peliosanthes teeta (Haemodoraceae).
Can this be Molineria capitulata.. Hypoxidaceae (Star Grass Family)? more chances to be so..
or Peliosanthes teeta (Haemodoraceae) as per the reply..
It looks like Curculigo latifolia.
It is Hypoxidaceae. earlier known as Curculigo I assume now a different genus Molineria.
I think Molineria capitulata (Lour.) Herb. as per images herein.


 
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Molineria capitulata (Lour.) Herb. ??? : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)
Location: Soureni, Mirik, India
Date: 18 May 2017
Altitude: 4200 ft. 

I also think these match with images at Molineria capitulate
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SK1934 21 May 2019 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (8)- around  750 kb each.
Location: Telkot, Nagarkot
Date: 15 may 2019
Elevation: 1547  m.
Habit : Wild 
Curculigo gracilis (Kurz) Wall. ex Hook.f.  ??

I guess flowers of Curculigo capitulata (Lour.) Kuntze is bunched at the base of the 
plant or at the tip of the stem whereas these images looks different.

Bracteoles (?) and hairiness of the inflorescence and buds is different from your links at


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