Hellenia speciosa – Crepe Ginger

Other notes

Synonyms: As per WFO (2023),

  1. Costus speciosus (J.Koenig) Sm. (Costaceae)
  2. Cheilocostus speciosus (J.Koenig) C.D.Specht (Costaceae)

 

References:

Nitin, R., V. C. Balakrishnan, P. V. Churi, S. Kalesh, S. Prakash, and K. Kunte. 2018. Larval host plants of the butterflies of the Western Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 10:11495–11550. DOI: https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.3104.10.4.11495-11550.

Kasambe, R. and D. Giri. 2021. Costus Speciosus (Zingiberaceae) as new larval host plant for the grass demon butterfly Udaspes folus. Bionotes, 23(1): 18-20.

WFO (2023): World Flora Online. Accessed on 03 Jan 2023. URL: http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0001330277.

Flowers of India (2023). Accessed on 03 Jan 2023. URL: http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Crepe%20Ginger.html.

Page citation

Kasambe, R. and N. Kawthankar. 2024. Hellenia speciosa (J.Koenig) Govaerts – Crepe Ginger. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 4.12. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/hellenia-speciosa, accessed 2024/05/29.