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  Etlingera elatior

 

Thailand

The flower of the Etlingera eliator has pink red petals with a white to yellow golden edge, and can grow to a diameter of 25 centimeters. It has a wax like appearance and is supported by about a 1.5 meter high leafless stem. The one meter long lancet shaped leaves grow separately on long bamboo like stalks (fig.). See also List of Thai Botanical Names.