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Red 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. Flower head is large and surrounded by large, red, involucrate bracts. The plant is widely distributed in Malaysia, has been introduced in the Philippines and is now widely cultivated elsewhere.


Wide and open garden of the Transfiguration Chapel in Caleruega, Batulao, Nasugbu, Batangas, overlooking Mt. Batulao.


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Thanks, Daniel :)

Daniel R Hughes
Daniel R Hughes 5 years ago

Amazing great spotting

Batangas, Philippines

Spotted on Apr 1, 2010
Submitted on Dec 3, 2015


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