Saturday, April 4, 2009

A Thai Kaempferia

This is another ground hugging ginger from Thailand similar to K.marginata posted previously but with simple 4 petalled white flower. The flower is very similar to K. pulchra except that its pure white instead of pale purple. In addition, the plant has very dark flattened leaves while pulchra has conventional errect leaves. My guess is that its a form of Kaempferia roscoeana .... can anyone advise ?


Hermes said...

No idea but I would grow it with a flower as pretty as that.

Bangchik and Kakdah said...

a neat real white flower .... I am not sure if I have seen one in Malaysia ... cheers! ~ bangchik

Hort Log said...

Hi Mr Brown,
I love the leaves, its so flat and curious.

Bangchik & Kakdah,
this plant is similar to galangal or kencur used in cooking.

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