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Ornamental potential of Curcuma

The introduction of new species and new products are of great importance to the growth and thrive of the Brazilian floriculture industry, increasing the assortment of available products, attending producers and consumers demand for novelty, an important component of marketing strategy, developing competitivity and stimulating local and abroad trade. This article consider the ornamental potential of the genus Curcuma L. (Zingiberaceae) and, presents informations about the botany, production and postharvest and postproduction technology of some curcuma species available nowadays at the international flower market and, as well as, of species with potential for being used as ornamental. Thus, the target is to focus researchers and producers attention to the genus potential and to contribute for the establishment and development of these species production at Brazil.

ISSN: 2447-536X

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