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Pink Ginger Lily

Etlingera elatior

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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.

Notes:

References: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showima... https://www.edenproject.com/learn/for-ev... http://www.ntbg.org/plants/plant_details... http://www.stuartxchange.com/TorchGinger...

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Laguna, Philippines

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

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