This is an unusual flower from the ginger family.
This easily grows in the tropics and I have found them at cool Buenos Aires Resort, Salvador Benedicto towns and even at our home, planted by my sister in Bacolod City, Negros Island where I took the photos.
It is reported that the small flowers which grow in pairs, last only for a day! but the main flower bulb inflorescence can last for months as a cut flower!
Here is a second set of photos from virtually the same place we shot last year!
|Common Names||Beehive ginger flower, gingerwort|
|Camera||Olympus VG-110, Fujifilm HS25EXR (second set)|
|Photographer||Dr. Ernesto P. Adorio|
|Location||Bacolod City, Negros Occidental|
|Acknowledgments||Rebecca Adorio (common name and garden specimens), Susan Estrope Dicker(ginger family)|