Malaysian Ginger

Thursday, 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 :-)

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15 comments

  1. Beautiful indeed! Long time no see this flower. Nowadays, never seen this plant growing in the village.

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    1. Yup, they are really pretty. Probably nowadays gardeners tend to grow new plants. Anyway this plant requires a big space to spread its foliage and to look good. Don't you think so?

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    2. Yes, that's why orang dulu2 plant this ginger on their backyard. We called it bonglai but not as galangal not everyone in the village planting this beehive ginger.

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    3. Oh I see. I only I have a big backyard... I will gather and grow every colour I can find ;-)

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  2. Bukit Tinggi private land? This must be awesome place to visit! The ginger flowers look so pretty in red!

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    1. The place was surrounded by lush bamboos etc. It feels cooler there. Lovely place to be and these gingers were a bonus. Like Normala I have seen them for a long time already.

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  3. Such an awesome flower. Definitely calls for attention! It can grow to 4.5m tall? A giant of a flower, and they look like torches! Nature's beauty!

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    1. The foliage does look like those of torch ginger :-) Florist loves using the 'beehives' in flower bouquets. See one of the flower bouquets on my wedding day here - http://stephgreenspace.blogspot.my/2009/08/tepus-tanah.html

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  4. Que lindos , já vi em uma reportagem, eles são lindos, ainda não tive o prazer
    de ter uma mudinha.
    beijinhos e bom fim de semana.


    http://eueminhasplantinhas.blogspot.com.br/

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    1. Hi Simone, it is strange to see inflorescences popping up from the soil. The tiny real flowers are really cute. You have a good weekend as well.

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    1. Dear Vera, thank you for introducing the various types of grass :-) Warm regards, Stephanie

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  6. Wow, such striking beauties emerging from ground. Beautiful flowers..

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    1. One of the most attractive blooms I have ever seen before :-)

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