Etlingera elatior (Jack) R.M.Sm., Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 43: 244 1986. (Syn: Achasma yunnanensis T.L. Wu & S.J. Chen ….);
Peninsula Thailand to W. Malesia: Borneo, Jawa, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Sumatera, Thailand; Introduced into: Caroline Is., China South-Central, Comoros, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Gulf of Guinea Is., Honduras, Maluku, Mauritius, New Guinea, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Sulawesi, Trinidad-Tobago, Vanuatu as per POWO;

TSPNOV2015-79-122: Images of Etlingera elatior (Zingiberaceae) : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)

It is my pleasure to share few images of Etlingera elatior (Zingiberaceae)… Ginger Torch Lily  

Habit: Rhizomatous herb 

Habitat: Cultivated 

Sighting: Chikmagalur, Karnataka, about 1000 msl 

Date: 28-08-2015

is very popular in botanical gardens esp. australia and bermuda etc so far apart geographically yet these place grow the same exotics
is it native of india or australia ? i am never quite sure

… the FOI says it is native to Indonesia…!

that makes sense. that’s why all bot gardens that want to show tropical exotic flowers choose it and its family


Commelinales and Zingiberales Week :: Zingiberaceae :: Torch Ginger:
Etlingera elatior (also known as Torch Ginger, Ginger Flower, Red Ginger Lily, Torch Lily)
Perennial herbaceous plant observed growing in a private bungalow in Pune.
Native of Indonesia.

–  Yes a purchased one from some nursery for good price(?)


120612 BRS 377:

Pl. find the attached file contain Heliconia photos for sp. confirmation.
Location: Pollachi
Date: April,2012
Habitat: Garden
Habit: Shurb

Etlingera elatior, Phaeomeria speciosa,

Family : Zingiberaceae
Torch Ginger

Its a torch ginger called Etlinger elatior
a good herbal medicine for liver protection has been reported…
I love these flowers
Originally I saw them in a malayasian friend’s garden…
wiki essay will perhaps tell about site of origin etc
in europe a yellow flowering banana Musella lasiocarpa is also grown as an exotic …
You have access to very nice plants… I must and congratulations

I dont have this plant
Its from a resort at Pollachi.

Plant for ID : Lalbagh,Bangalore : 120113 : AK-2:

An ornamental, cultivated, plant seen at Lalbagh in Bangalore on 24/7/2012.
Plant was about 5-6 feet in height.
Some Alpinia species?

Etlinger elatior, Torch Ginger.


Torch Ginger in my home garden:
Etlingera elatior (Jack) R.M.Sm.
The Torch Ginger in flower at my home garden in Pune.

Excellent photo … Many thanks for sharing. Let me too share a photo of this beautiful torch ginger sighted in your garden on 06 JAN 13.

Araceae, Arecaceae and Zingiberaceae Fortnight: Zingiberaceae: Etlingera elatior : 6 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1).
Please go with our torch ginger Etlingera elatior

Yes, really beautiful. So compact inflorescence, looking like an Asteraceae capitulum.


AAZ Fortnight :: Zingiberaceae :: SMP7 :: Etlingera elatior . Pune: 5 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (2).
Etlingera elatior.
Beautiful ornamental Torch Lily.

Too good …

yes and nice to know its available in Pune

Pictures taken in Nov,2013.

/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/un%20id%20-%20Thattekad-%20Kerala%20DSC03368.jpgFor id assistance : 7 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Thattekad, Kerala

It is Zingiber sp.

May be Etlingera elatior? Is it cultivated?

Many Thanks to …
The flowering season is long over and therefore there were no flowers. Even so, there were many birds in the evening (Indian Pitta, Orange-headed Ground Thrush etc.)
The plant did seem cultivated as it was on a private property.
Height of plant: 10 feet, erect but curved [Its specific epithet elatior means tall, which refers to the plant height.]
Habitat: Shade ++, on forest floor.
Once again, many thanks for the quick replies and identity.

Etlingera elatior :: Dattaji Salvi Udyan :: 01 MAY 18 : 2 posts by 2 authors. 3 images.
Dattaji Salvi Udyan  Thane
Date: May 1, 2018 … Altitude: about 11 m (36 feet) asl
Etlingera elatior  (Jack) R.M.Sm.

Etlingera elatior of Zingiberaceae?
Kindly confirm id.

efi page on Etlingera elatior