Kaempferia elegans

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Kaempferia elegans
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Kaempferia pulchra in Osaka Prefectural Flowers Garden in Kawachinagano, Osaka, Japan
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Zingiberales
Family: Zingiberaceae
Subfamily: Zingiberoideae
Tribe: Kaempferia
Genus: Kaempferia
Species: K. elegans
Binomial name
Kaempferia elegans
(Wall.) Baker

Kaempferia pulchra Ridl.
Monolophus elegans Wall.
Kaempferia crawfurdia Wall. ex Horan.
Kaempferia atrovirens N.E.Br.

Kaempferia elegans (commonly known as the silver spot) is a shade-loving ginger that has 6" round leaves with three rows of silver spots arranged across them. It has small purple flowers.

Further reading[edit]

  • Odenwald, Neil G.; Turner, James R. (2006), Identification, Selection, and Use of Southern Plants: For Landscape Design (4th ed.), Claitor's, p. 244, ISBN 1-59804-317-X 
  • Smith, Brenda Beust (28 March 1998), "Increasingly popular gingers produce incredible blooms", Houston Chronicle, p. 5, Factiva hou0000020010917du3s00d4u