|Zingiber spectabile subsp. var.||Beehive ginger|
|Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture|
Zingiber spectabile, Griff. Leafy sts. 6 ft. or more high, robust: lvs. subsessile, oblong-lanceolate, acuminate at base, obscurely green above, paler pubescent beneath, 8-12 x 3 1/2 in.: spike 8-12 in. long, a little over 2 in. diam., laxly cylindrical, apex rounded; bracts yellow, finally scarlet, apex obtuse: corolla yellowish white, dorsal lobe deep concave, broad, anterior narrower, linear-lanceolate, lip obovate, emarginate, 2-lobed, lemon-yellow, apex almost black, lateral lobes half as long as midlobe, ovate. Malay Penins. B.M. 7967.
Zingiber spectabile (maybe syn. with Z. spectabilis) Flowers (or rather the inflorescence) are long cylinders, with yellow bracts that turn a scarlet red over time. The actual flowers come out of these bracts in late summer, and are small, whitish-cream, with a double lobed dark purple lip which has yellow spots. Deep green leaves are long, with a lighter green downy on the undersides.
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- Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture, by L. H. Bailey, MacMillan Co., 1963
- Flora: The Gardener's Bible, by Sean Hogan. Global Book Publishing, 2003. ISBN 0881925381
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