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Philippine Wax Flower

Etlingera elatior


a specie of herbaceous perennial plant, leaves of E. elatior have the highest antioxidant, antibacterial and tyrosinase inhibition activities among five Etlingera species studied. Antioxidant properties (AOP) of leaves were significantly stronger than flowers and rhizomes. Leaves of highland populations had higher AOP values than lowland counterparts. (from WIkipedia)



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Davao, Philippines

Spotted on Feb 24, 2009
Submitted on Apr 24, 2011

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