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Torch Ginger

Etlingera elatior


Wild Ginger with a pink flower bud in the middle surrounded by tall stalks of long broad leaves. The plant is taller than 3 meter.


On a small piece of land free from other tall plants near the behind the resthouses in Tawau Hills Park, Sabah.


>>>Map accuracy : 10m diameter.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Muckpuk 8 years ago
I think it is a Red Ginger Lilly or Torch Ginger. Your flower looks a bit more like a tulip but that could just be the stage it is in. The leaves definitely look like the Torch Ginger. Lovely plant.
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Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia

Spotted on Nov 1, 2009
Submitted on Jan 1, 2013

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