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Pink Ginger Lily

Etlingera elatior


Etlingera elatior (known as torch ginger, ginger flower, ginger lily, torch lily, wild ginger, Philippine wax flower, Indonesian tall ginger), family Zingiberaceae, is a robust and erect herbaceous perennial plant growing in large clumps 3-6 m high. The flowering stalk is separate from the leafy stem. The leaves are distichous, up to 1.5 m long. The plant is widely distributed in Malaysia, has been introduced in the Philippines and is now widely cultivated elsewhere.


Makiling Botanic Gardens, a 300-hectare forest park of the Mt. Makiling Center for Mountain Ecosystems, UPLB-College of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of the Philippines at Los Baños, Laguna.



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Laguna, Philippines

Spotted on May 3, 2014
Submitted on Dec 3, 2015


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