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Etlingera sp., Etlingera

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Etlingera sp.

Etlingera
Family: Zingiberaceae
Origin: Indo-Pacific
Small shrub 2-5 ftShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersFragrantEthnomedical 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.


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Etlingera sp., Etlingera

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Etlingera punicea


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