Cheilocostus speciosus (J.König) C.Specht

Common name

English: Malay Ginger, Spiral Flag

Mandarin: 闭鞘姜 (bi qiao jiang)

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2504)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2403)

    Class: Liliopsida (370)

      Order: Zingiberales (25)

        Family: Costaceae (3) (family description)

          Genus: Cheilocostus (1)

           Epithet: speciosus (J.König) C.Specht (2)

Synonyms: Amomum arboreum Lour., Amomum hirsutum Lam., Banksea speciosa J.König, Cardamomum arboreum (Lour.) Kuntze, Costus speciosus (J.König) Sm.

arboreum => like a tree

hirsutum => having long distinct hairs, rough, hairy

speciosa => beautiful

speciosus => beautiful, showy or brilliant

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: violet, pink, white

External links

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