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Ginger

Alpinia zerumbet – Shell Ginger

Description:

Contains a cluster of white or pink flowers, with red and yellow in the labellum. This specific ginger contains a spicy ginger smell

Habitat:

Asia and India

Notes:

Common Name: Ginger Scientific Name: Alpinia zerumbet – Shell Ginger Geographic area of orgin: Asia and India Common uses/ hazards /importance: Used for herbal medicines Distinguishing features: Contains a cluster of white or pink flowers, with red and yellow in the labellum. This specific ginger contains a spicy ginger smell. Date and method of arrival in Hawaii: The introduced to Hawaii during time of trade, time of arrival is estimated between 1800's-1900's Indeginous: No Endemic: No Invasive: No Other interesting historical, cultural, or ecological information: This plant can grown up to 7 to 10 feet, the waxy tubular flowers resemble a drooping shell, given its name. It comes from a vast species of ginger.

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Spotted on Aug 13, 2012
Submitted on Sep 18, 2012

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