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Ginger

Botanical name: Zingiberaceae

Ginger
Botanical name: Zingiberaceae
Ginger (Zingiberaceae)

Description

Ginger is a versatile and fragrant plant used in both culinary and medicinal applications.In addition, it attracts various species of bees and butterflies with its bright, showy flowers.

Species of Ginger

Burbidgea

Burbidgea is a versatile and fragrant plant used in both culinary and medicinal applications.In addition, it attracts various species of bees and butterflies with its bright, showy flowers.

Hornstedtia

Hornstedtia is a versatile and fragrant plant used in both culinary and medicinal applications.In addition, it attracts various species of bees and butterflies with its bright, showy flowers.

Peacock gingers

Peacock gingers are an East Asian native genus of over a hundred plants in the ginger family. Species such as Kaempferia galanga (galangal) and Kaempferia parviflora are food crops that are extensively cultivated across their native range. They are shade-loving wildflowers that grow on the floors of tropical forests.

Pyrgophyllum

The genus is native to China, the Himalayas, and Indochina (especially Thailand).

Shell gingers

Shell gingers are a huge and diverse group of flowering plants that are typically found in forest understory habitats. These plants are distinctive for their lack of true stems and for being aromatic. Several species are also grown ornamentally, though these plants are sensitive to frost and tend to only do well in warm climates.

Curcuma

Curcuma are a sizable group of mostly tropical flowering plants that include some species of great commercial and culinary value to humans. The roots are powdered and used as a flavoring in many south and southeast Asian cuisines. Boasting a strong yellow-orange color, the powder has also been used as a dye for millennia and continues to be used as a color additive in everything from mustards to pre-prepared soup stocks.

Renealmia

Renealmia is a versatile and fragrant plant used in both culinary and medicinal applications.In addition, it attracts various species of bees and butterflies with its bright, showy flowers.

Siphonochilus

Siphonochilus is a versatile and fragrant plant used in both culinary and medicinal applications.In addition, it attracts various species of bees and butterflies with its bright, showy flowers.

Cautleya

Cautleya is a small genus of perennial plants of the family Zingiberaceae (the ginger family), found in the eastern Himalayas through to China and Vietnam. Cautleya species grow from short rhizomes which have thick, fleshy roots. They have "pseudostems" formed by the tightly wrapped basal sheaths of their leaves. Depending on the species, the pseudostems may be 25 to 79 cm high. Individual leaves consist of a sheath and a blade. The yellow or orange flowers appear in the summer and are grouped into a spike (inflorescence). Each flower is surrounded by a persistent coloured bract. After fertilization, the seed capsule splits to the base showing a mass of red, grey or black seeds. It consists of two species.

Roscoea

Species of roscoea are small perennial herbaceous plants. They die back each year to a short vertical rhizome, to which the tuberous roots are attached. The leaves are without a stalk. Lower leaves may consist solely of a sheath; upper leaves have a blade which is free from the pseudostem, and is oblong or lanceolate. The flowers are borne in a spike at the end of the pseudostems. Each flower has a tube-shaped outer calyx, which is split on one side and ends in two or three teeth. The ovary has three "cells" or locules, eventually producing many small arillate seeds. Whereas roscoea species are native to mountainous regions of the Himalayas, China and its southern neighbours. Roscoea is found in Asia. There are up to 22 recognized species, of which 8 are endemic to China.

Dancing ladies

Dancing ladies contains about 100 species, native to China, the Indian Subcontinent, Southeast Asia, New Guinea, the Bismarck Archipelago and Queensland.

Etlingera

Etlingera is a versatile and fragrant plant used in both culinary and medicinal applications.In addition, it attracts various species of bees and butterflies with its bright, showy flowers.

Caulokaempferia

The genus is native to China, the Himalayas, and Indochina (especially Thailand).

cooking ginger

Cooking ginger is a genus of plants native to China, the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, New Guinea, and Queensland.

Elettaria

Elettaria is a versatile and fragrant plant used in both culinary and medicinal applications.In addition, it attracts various species of bees and butterflies with its bright, showy flowers.

Gingers

Gingers are a genus containing true gingers that are cultivated worldwide for their culinary value. Many of the species in this genus have major economic value, from fibers found in stalks and leaves to culinary properties. These plants are recognizable by the aromatic flowers and leaves. In greenhouses, they are also often cultivated as ornamentals.

Ginger Lily

Ginger Lily are hardy perennials noted for their frequently fragrant bold blossoms and tall erect habit. Their tropical features make them easy to maintain. Narrow footing means they can be planted close together, and their height gives structure to borders. Ginger Lily flourish in sunny positions with good soil.
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