Flower Database

Torch Ginger

Basic information
Flower Name
Torch Ginger
Formal Name
Etlingera elatior
Alias
Torch ginger, 松明生姜
Habitat
East India-Indonesia 
Morph
large-sized perennial grass
Comment
Torch Ginger (scientific name: Etlingera elatior) is a large-sized perennial in the family Zingiberaceae native to East India from Indonesia. Out from the side of the root buds, straight growth tip torch spherical flowers bloom. But in what looks like a flower bracts and flowers yellow small ones, between the bracts appear the real.
General name: Torch Ginger, scientific name:Etlingera elatior, aka: Phihippin waxflrower, Origin: East India-Indonesia, grass height: 300-500 cm, leaf length: 100 cm, leaf shape: elongated stem length: 100-200 cm, bract length: cm, inflorescence shape: spherical, inflorescences and bract colour (what looks like a flower): red, pink and white, uses: flowers ornamental in greenhouses, flowers, vegetables, fruits raw food, Seed spices.
Detailed information
Order
Zingiberales
Family
Zingiberaceae
Genus
Ettlinger
Species
E. elatior
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Panicle
Petal shape
Rosa
Leaf type
Oblong
Leaf edge
Repand
Flowering place
(sub-) Tropical area
Color
Red, Pink, White
Season
May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
Height
15  ~ 20  [cm]
Diameter
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