Malaysian GingerThursday, September 03, 2015
There is place for every plant to flourish well. It was a delight to find a Beehive Ginger, botanically named Zingiber spectabile with so many bright red inflorescences. This species is native to Maritime Southeast Asia (Brunei, East Malaysia, East Timor, Indonesia, Singapore and the Philippines).
I felt like cutting all them to make a flower arrangement...
The inflorescences were so red that I could spot them from afar...
These Beehive Gingers were popping up everywhere in a private land in Bukit Tinggi, Selangor. Only invited guests have the privilege to enjoy these beauties ;-) The staircase below led me to the red Beehive Gingers above.
These orange Beehive Gingers below emerged on the right side of the above staircase. How wonderful!
The pic below shows another view of the shrub...
At another location, next to a large boulder, one orange inflorescence emerged.
The plant's other names include Ginger Wort and Malaysian Ginger.
The real flower, emerge from between the bracts is small and fragile. The bracts of inflorescence turn darker as they mature.
Another Beehive Ginger flowering in profusion.
As mentioned in Wikipedia, Beehive Gingers can grow to 4.5 metres tall.
Hope you enjoyed looking at these gingers :-)