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torch ginger torch ginger lily or Etlingera elatior Etlingera elatior,Geotagged,Philippines,Spring,flower,lily,torch ginger,tropical Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

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  1. Gorgeous flower, thanks for describing it so well! Posted 6 years ago
    1. Thanks Ferdy. So sorry for the late reply. I was away on a trip. Posted 5 years ago
  2. Hi lenbaby, thank you for sharing and describing such a beautiful flower. Fantastic image! Posted 5 years ago
    1. Thanks so much DonTX. Posted 5 years ago

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''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''

It is known in Indonesian as.. more

Similar species: Zingiberales
Species identified by lensbaby
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Uploaded Jan 19, 2015. Captured Jun 13, 2013 10:06 in Talao-Talao Road, Lucena, Quezon, Philippines.
  • Canon EOS 50D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/32s
  • ISO100
  • 130mm