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.

The leaves of Kaempferia elegans have color pattern.

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