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Thanks Tejas. wow got luckie on the curcuma. Yes correct on the Zingiber. I knew I had that but was looking at pic on the web and someone had it named that. My geese helped themselves to all my plant tags in the yard
The Curcuma doesnt really look like either subspecies of Curcuma oligantha. There are several others with similar blooming habits though. One possibility is the EXTREMELY variable C ecomata which comes in numerous color combinations. The dark orange on the lip is unique. The flowers don't seem fully opened on the photo, a closeup of an individual flower would help.
The flowers closely resemble Curcuma rhomba. The coloring is a little different then the one I've seen, but there is usually a good bit of diversity within wild curcuma spp. Will double check some other photos.