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Internal ID UUID644007f0ddee4111381089
Scientific name Roscoea auriculata
Authority K.Schum.
First published in Pflanzenr. IV (Heft 20):118

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Roscoea auriculata is a perennial herbaceous plant that belongs to the ginger family and is native to the eastern Himalayas, specifically Tibet, Bhutan, Nepal, and Sikkim. Unlike most members of the ginger family, R. auriculata can survive in colder mountainous regions. It is often grown as an ornamental plant in gardens. The plant has a unique growth pattern, with pseudostems produced from the tightly wrapped bases of its leaves. It produces purple or white flowers between June and August, with ear-shaped outgrowths at the junction of the leaf blades and sheaths. R. auriculata is closely related to R. alpina and is part of the Himalayan clade of the genus Roscoea. It is commonly grown in rock gardens and requires a sunny position with well-drained soil. The plant was included in a Royal Horticultural Society trial and received the Award of Garden Merit for its hardiness and long flowering season.

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Roscoea purpurea var. auriculata (K.Schum.) H.Hara The flora of Eastern Himalaya 423
Roscoea sikkimensis Gentil

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Chinese 耳叶象牙参

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Sow seeds at 20°C, expecting germination within 3 months without further temperature treatment.
Requires Darkness: These seeds need to be covered with soil or otherwise kept in the dark to germinate properly. Light inhibits their germination process.

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World Flora Online wfo-0000523352
Tropicos 34500862
The Plant List kew-262563
Missouri Botanical Garden 371116
Open Tree Of Life 971948
NCBI Taxonomy 105374
IPNI 798107-1
iNaturalist 423899
GBIF 5301336
Freebase /m/0h7m6ns
EOL 249447
USDA GRIN 465188
Wikipedia Roscoea_auriculata

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Determination of Anti-Alzheimer’s Disease Activity of Selected Plant Ingredients Tuzimski T, Petruczynik A Molecules 18-May-2022

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