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#1 User is offline   Han Chong 

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Posted 22 January 2007 - 08:27 AM

Hi,

Here is a photo for the flower of one of my wild ginger. Height 18-20ft plant height. Could it be Achasma?

http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/album/...cyNprA?start=48
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Posted 22 January 2007 - 09:34 AM

That is most probably Etlingera littoralis (the prettier form with yellow trimmings). Achasma is the old genus name that is now superceded by "Etlingera".
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Posted 22 January 2007 - 12:47 PM

Ok thanks. Didn't aware it has flower because the flower simply 'hidden' at ground level. I simply like its tall & handsome foliage.


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That is most probably Etlingera littoralis (the prettier form with yellow trimmings). Achasma is the old genus name that is now superceded by "Etlingera".

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Posted 22 January 2007 - 12:57 PM

Wow, i love gingers, ginger enthusiasts are so rare in Singapore....hahaha.
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Posted 22 January 2007 - 12:58 PM

Etlingera littoralis actually has got the worse looking leaves.. they are easily shredded by the wind.

Try Etlingera coccinea (its a far larger plant than littoralis) or Etlingera megalocheilos (got red color under the leaves but isn't a very tall plant)
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Posted 22 January 2007 - 01:01 PM

Yup, ginger is exotic & beautiful, the only thing is it needs space to display its beauty.

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Wow, i love gingers, ginger enthusiasts are so rare in Singapore....hahaha.

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Posted 22 January 2007 - 01:06 PM

View Postamostkt, on Jan 22 2007, 12:57 PM, said:

Wow, i love gingers, ginger enthusiasts are so rare in Singapore....hahaha.


got what.. I love eating preserved ginger actually! :)/>

Know how to get that Etlingera 'Red Lotus'?
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Posted 22 January 2007 - 01:10 PM

I want the red lotus, it is amazingly beautiful... love it so much. I think you should share with everyone hahaha.
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Posted 22 January 2007 - 09:10 PM

I wonder where I can buy such beautiful ginger, got pretty interested while strolling in the Botanical Gardens...
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Posted 23 January 2007 - 11:40 AM

I may have Etlingera megalocheilos. My have red color under the leaves, the plant is about 3 feet tall. I dig it from a waterfall area in Mantin. But no flower yet.

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Etlingera littoralis actually has got the worse looking leaves.. they are easily shredded by the wind.

Try Etlingera coccinea (its a far larger plant than littoralis) or Etlingera megalocheilos (got red color under the leaves but isn't a very tall plant)

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Posted 23 January 2007 - 11:48 AM

Are you referring to the red bunga kantan & pink bunga kantan? I have both red & pink color one. But the pink color flower more profusely than the red. I didn't know I have two different color Etlingera until they flower. I bought the pink one from a nursery where I have already knew the color in the first place. The red one was provided by an orang asli in Endau Rompin.


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I want the red lotus, it is amazingly beautiful... love it so much. I think you should share with everyone hahaha.

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Posted 23 January 2007 - 01:02 PM

View PostHan Chong, on Jan 23 2007, 11:48 AM, said:

Are you referring to the red bunga kantan & pink bunga kantan? I have both red & pink color one. But the pink color flower more profusely than the red. I didn't know I have two different color Etlingera until they flower. I bought the pink one from a nursery where I have already knew the color in the first place. The red one was provided by an orang asli in Endau Rompin.



No, he is referring to this variety of Etlingera elatior.. which is so much more beautiful than any of the normal ones.

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k122/xeensg/Etl1.jpg
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Posted 24 January 2007 - 08:08 AM

Oh I see, this looks different. I don't have this species. Where ca nwe get it?

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No, he is referring to this variety of Etlingera elatior.. which is so much more beautiful than any of the normal ones.

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k122/xeensg/Etl1.jpg

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Posted 24 January 2007 - 09:37 AM

This one is found in very dangerous locations.. narathiwat province? southern thailand.. chance it could be found in northern pen malaysia like the kelantan jungles with thailand..

too dangerous to get! thats why the flowers are so pretty :)/>
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Posted 24 January 2007 - 10:22 AM

Ahh .... the perils of forbidden fruit....
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Posted 25 January 2007 - 05:25 PM

THis Etlingera coccinea. Notice the thimble (or even spoon shaped) bracts.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v254/motane/dferjzdfhdf.jpg
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