Zingiber Spectabile - Beehive Ginger Wailuku Maui Hawaii - Tepus Tanah

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Zingiber Spectabile - Beehive Ginger Wailuku Maui Hawaii - Tepus Tanah Photograph

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02/22/2015

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07/15/2013

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Lebanon, OR - United States

I have never seen a ginger plant until now... this is awesome Sharon and so well photographed. ;-) fv

Lehigh Acres , FL - United States

Excellent macro.

Myrtle Beach, SC - United States

What a gorgeous flower Sharon. So well photographed too. V :)

Marietta, GA - United States

Very cool closeup!

Kamloops, BC - Canada

Wow, you learn something new every day! Sharon, I am fascinated by your description and also by this most alien looking plant! I learn so much when I come to visit you! What interesting little "blossoms" and such a nobby little plant! Fascinating! V

Pattaya City, Ch - Thailand

What a beautiful plant, never seen such a thing before, though easy to see how it acquired it's name. Nicely captured Sharon! V&F :^)

Sharon Mau replied:

. . ★ . . . ╰⊰✿ . :: thank you so much Ashley . they are beautiful :))) . . I find the Zingiber spectabile fascinating :: . ✿⊱╮. . . ★ . .

Wynnewood, PA - United States

Amazing "weaved" look! Lovely macro, Sharon! v

Sharon Mau replied:

. . ★ . . . ╰⊰✿ . :: thank you Byron :: . ✿⊱╮. . . ★ . .

Maui, HI - United States

Zingiber spectabile - Beehive Ginger Wailuku Maui Hawaii - Tepus Tanah From my collections: Tropical Flowers of Hawaii The Ginger Collection Copyright 2013 Sharon Mau - All Rights Reserved http://sharon-mau.artistwebsites.com

Maui, HI - United States

The genus Zingiber contains the true gingers, a set of plants with medicinal and culinary value in many parts of the world. The most well-known is Z. officinale, garden ginger. Each ginger species has a different culinary usage; for example, myoga is valued for the stem and flowers. Garden ginger's rhizome is the classic spice "ginger", and may be used whole, candied (known commonly as crystallized ginger), or dried and powdered. Other popular gingers used in cooking include cardamom and turmeric, though neither of these examples is a "true ginger" - they belong to different genera in the Zingiberaceae family. Zingiber spectabile Family: Zingiberaceae Genus: Zingiber Species: spectabile This Malaysian native may reach 6 ft tall. The 3 ft tall stems bear showy foot long inflorescence The yellow aging to scarlet bracts overlap. The yellow true flowers have black tips. Erect, from 6-8 feet tall, and the inflorescences are basal. The bracts are pale yellow in a young inflorescence, becoming red as it matures, especially if it receives some full sun. It prefers to be in the cool understory of the canopy in filtered light with shade from taller plants. All parts of the plant have a strong gingery fragrance. They are attractive in the garden and as a cut flower. Blooms from July through November. Propagated by division, stem cuttings and seeds. The seeds do not store well for long . . sow as soon as possible.

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