''Etlingera elatior'' is a species of herbaceous perennial plant . Botanical synonyms include ''Nicolaia elatior'', ''Phaeomeria magnifica'', ''Nicolaia speciosa'', ''Phaeomeria speciosa'', ''Alpinia elatior'', ''Alpinia magnifica.''
The showy pink flowers are used in decorative arrangements while the flower buds are an important ingredient in the Nonya dish laksa. In North Sumatra, the flower buds are used for a dish called ''arsik ikan mas''
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