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Common name

English: Torch Ginger

German: Fackelingwer

Mandarin: 火炬姜 (huo ju jiang)

Portuguese: Bastão do Imperador

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2597)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2496)

    Class: Liliopsida (387)

      Order: Zingiberales (25)

        Family: Zingiberaceae (11)(family description)

          Genus: Etlingera (1)

            Epithet: elatior (Jack) R.M. Sm. (3)

elatior => higher, very lofty

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: red

External links

Check for Etlingera elatior at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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