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Useful Tropical Plants

Zingiber spectabile

Griff.

Zingiberaceae

+ Synonyms

Common Name: Beehive Ginger

Zingiber spectabile
Flower cones
Photograph by: Michael Wolf
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General Information

Beehive ginger is a herbaceous, perennial plant producing clumps of erect, unbranched, leafy stems that arise from a fleshy, creeping rhizome. The stems can be up to 3 metres tall[
302
Title
Tropical Ornamentals; A Guide
Publication
 
Author
Whistler. W. Arthur.
Publisher
Timber Press Inc. Oregon.
Year
2000
ISBN
0-88192-448-2
Description
An excellent little guide to some of the more commonly cultivated ornamental plants of the Tropics, often giving some information on the plants other uses.
].
The plant is sometimes used locally as a flavouring in food. It is widely grown as an ornamental, valued especially for its attractive floral display.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Southeast Asia - Thailand, Malaysia.

Habitat

Not known

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height2.00 m
Cultivation StatusOrnamental, Wild

Cultivation Details


Prefers a position in partial shade[
302
Title
Tropical Ornamentals; A Guide
Publication
 
Author
Whistler. W. Arthur.
Publisher
Timber Press Inc. Oregon.
Year
2000
ISBN
0-88192-448-2
Description
An excellent little guide to some of the more commonly cultivated ornamental plants of the Tropics, often giving some information on the plants other uses.
]. Plants grow best in a moist, fertile, humus-rich, freely-draining soil[
302
Title
Tropical Ornamentals; A Guide
Publication
 
Author
Whistler. W. Arthur.
Publisher
Timber Press Inc. Oregon.
Year
2000
ISBN
0-88192-448-2
Description
An excellent little guide to some of the more commonly cultivated ornamental plants of the Tropics, often giving some information on the plants other uses.
].
Plants have a distinct flowering flush, but can flower intermittently throughout the year[
302
Title
Tropical Ornamentals; A Guide
Publication
 
Author
Whistler. W. Arthur.
Publisher
Timber Press Inc. Oregon.
Year
2000
ISBN
0-88192-448-2
Description
An excellent little guide to some of the more commonly cultivated ornamental plants of the Tropics, often giving some information on the plants other uses.
].

Edible Uses

The rhizomes are used as a flavouring[
301
Title
Cornucopia II
Publication
 
Author
Facciola. S.
Publisher
Kampong Publications, California.
Year
1998
ISBN
0-9628087-2-5
Description
The second edition of an excellent guide to the edible uses of plants, though it does not give any details of cultivation etc.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
Division of the rhizome[
302
Title
Tropical Ornamentals; A Guide
Publication
 
Author
Whistler. W. Arthur.
Publisher
Timber Press Inc. Oregon.
Year
2000
ISBN
0-88192-448-2
Description
An excellent little guide to some of the more commonly cultivated ornamental plants of the Tropics, often giving some information on the plants other uses.
].
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