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Spiral Gingers

Costus sp

Description:

herbaceous plant. spirally curving stems, large oval dark green leaves, red coloured inflorescences consisting of bracts enclosing yellow tubular flowers. Belongs to Monocots/Zingiberales/Costaceae Relative to the gingers (Zingiber. This species is most likely Costus barbatus or red tower ginger

Habitat:

tropical, rainy, humid and sultry climate. Labrador Park, Singapore

Notes:

The spiral curving stems are very attractive.

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4 Comments

ceherzog
ceherzog 7 years ago

Great!

TheSmartBilli
TheSmartBilli 7 years ago

Thanks ceherzog. It is Costus and most probably the barbatus sp u mentioned :)

ceherzog
ceherzog 7 years ago

Costus sp....possibly Costus barbados

DST
DST 7 years ago

cool

TheSmartBilli
Spotted by
TheSmartBilli

Singapore, Singapore

Spotted on Aug 26, 2012
Submitted on Sep 26, 2012

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