Etlingera sp., Etlingera

Etlingera sp.

Family: Zingiberaceae
Origin: Indo-Pacific
Small plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeShadeModerate waterRegular waterYellow, orange flowersRed, crimson, vinous flowersWhite, off-white flowersPink flowersEdible plantPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSpice or herb plantEthnomedical plant.
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Species of Etlingera are widely used for many different purposes. A common use of the Etlingera is to pull out and eat the inner sheathes of the leafy shoots of some species. The aromatic sweet and sour fruits of the Etlingera are also commonly eaten. Several species are used as medicines and as ingredients in local perfumes.

Similar plants:

Etlingera sp., Etlingera. Etlingera punicea
Etlingera punicea

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