Cheilocostus speciosus

Costus speciosus

  • Cheilocostus speciosus
  • Cheilocostus speciosus
  • Flower name
    Cheilocostus speciosus
  • Scientific name
    Costus speciosus
  • Aliasコスツス・スペキオスス, Costus speciosus, コスタス, Costus, Crepe Ginger
  • Place of originSoutheast Asia and eastern India, including Malaysia
  • Place of floweringSubtropical region
  • Flowering seasonMay, June, July, August, September, October

What is Cheilocostus speciosus

Cheilocostus speciosus, crepe Ginger, wild Ginger, or malay Ginger Scientific name: Costus speciosus ) is a perennial plant in the family Costraceae, which is native to Southeast Asia and eastern India, including Malaysia. In its place of origin, it grows in climatic zones in tropical rainforests.
White flowers in red bracts bloom from a spiral twisted stem apex to a spike inflorescence. The rhizome is considered edible and medicinal for hepatitis, etc.

Generic name: Fusarium (Fucoides japonica), Scientific name: Costus speciosus, Also called: Costus speciosus, Costus, Ohozakia iris, Ohozakia iris, Crepe Ginger, Wild Ginger, Malay Ginger, Place of origin: Southeast Asia, including Malaysia, eastern India, environment: tropical rainforest climate zone, Plant height: 1 - 3 m, stem: spirally bent, leaf shape: lanceolate or oblong, leaf length: 10 - 15 cm, leaf width: 4 cm, petiole: alternate, petiole: nil, Flowering season: May - October, crown: 8 cm, flowers white, bracts red, berries: capsule-shaped, fruiting season: October - December.


  • Eye
    Zingiberales
  • Family
    Costraceae
  • Genus
    Costus
  • Species
    C. speciosus
  • Type of flower
    Left-right symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Spikelet inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Rose-shaped
  • Leaf type
    lanceolate
  • Edge of the leaf
    Wavy
  • Life typeperennial plant
  • Flower colorsWhite
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height100.0 ~ 300.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower8.0 ~ 8.0 cm

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