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Red Ginger

Alpinia purpurata

Description:

showy flowers on long brightly colored red bracts. They look like the bloom, but the true flower is the small white flower on top

Habitat:

Malaysia

Notes:

Common uses/hazards/importance: Ginger can also be grown as a houseplant and its cut flowers can be used in arrangements Other interesting historical, cultural, or ecological information: Red Ginger grows in Hawaii, Trinidad, Grenada, St. Lucia, Dominica, St. Vincent, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Puerto Rico, and many Central American nations, including Belize. It is also found in Samoa, where it is the national flower, and is locally called "teuila." Indigenous to Hawaii? No Endemic to Hawaii? no Invasive to hawaii? no

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Spotted on Aug 13, 2012
Submitted on Sep 20, 2012

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