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)



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 2024/06/16.