Archive for Family: Zingiberaceae

Hornstedtia scyphifera

Hornstedtia scyphifera (J. K├Ânig) Steud var. scyphifera

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Vulnerable. Cultivated.

Growth Form or Habit: Herb.

P1060550
Peninsular Malaysia, Gunung Pulai; 2011.

P1060543
Peninsular Malaysia, Gunung Pulai; 2011.

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(1) The Plant Observatory website

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Alpinia zerumbet

Alpinia zerumbet (Pers.) B. L. Burtt & R. M. Sm.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Exotic; Cultivated only.

Growth Form or Habit: Herb.

IMG_1497
Singapore Botanic Gardens; Cultivated; 2010.

IMG_1495
Singapore Botanic Gardens; Cultivated; 2010.

IMG_1496
Singapore Botanic Gardens; Cultivated; 2010.

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(1) The Plant Observatory website

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Etlingera elatior

Etlingera elatior (Jack) R.M. Sm.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Exotic; Cultivated only.

Growth Form or Habit: Herb.

IMG_1414
Singapore Botanic Gardens; Cultivated; 2010.

IMG_1418
Singapore Botanic Gardens; Cultivated; 2010.

Other Information:

Common Name: Torch Ginger.

More pictures can be found at

(1) The Plant Observatory website

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