Saturday, 4 July 2009

zingiber eborinum

Another plant to add to the list of the "weird but the wonderful", although this is considerably less controversial than the aristolochia or the rafflesiana.

Little is known about the Zingiber eborinum. It is a compact plant (less than 3ft tall) found in the island of Borneo. It produces creamy white inflorescences with yellow flowers. However, the cones turn to a "bandung" pink with age and last for a considerable time. Like most other gingers, this grows better in shade.

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