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Peacock Ginger

Kaempferia pulchra


A smooth, stemless herb arising from tuberous aromatic rootstocks with fibrous cylindric roots. Leaves are horizontally spreading, orbicular to broadly ovate, 7 to15 cm long, with rounded base. Flowers are few, about 4 to 6 or more, with lanceolate bracts which are about 3.5 cm long. Corolla tube is slender, 2.5 to 3 cm long; with a lip cleft to the middle, about 2.5 cm wide, white or pale pink spotted with violet. Staminodes are obovate, about 1 to 2 cm long. source:


in a plant box under shade


My mother calls it cosoe. I like the metallic sheen of the flower. Found in the office garden.

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1 Comment

Marlon 6 years ago

Hi Sir! May I ask where exactly at Metro Manila you saw this plant? I'm actually doing my thesis about the plant. Thank you!


Lat: 14.65, Long: 121.04

Spotted on Jun 3, 2011
Submitted on Jun 3, 2011

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