Torch Ginger, taken in Cairns botanical gardens
Scientific Name: Etlingera elatior
Synonyms: Nicolaia elatior, Phaeomeria 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…