Torch Ginger

Torch Ginger, taken in Cairns botanical gardens

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Scientific Name: Etlingera elatior

Synonyms: Nicolaia elatiorPhaeomeria magnifica

Common Names: Torch Ginger, Torch-ginger, Philippine Waxflower

The unopened flower buds are edible and very flavorful, and they are used in Southeast Asian cooking.
Well, those of us fortunate to live in a climate where these grow, that might be an option…