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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Zingiberales
Family: Zingiberaceae
Subfamily: Tamijioideae
Tribe: Tamijieae
Genus: Tamijia
S.Sakai & Nagam.
Species: T. flagellaris
Binomial name
Tamijia flagellaris
S.Sakai & Nagam.

Tamijia flagellaris is the only species within the Tamijia genus. It is part of the Zingiberaceae family.[1]


It is native to Brunei and Malaysia.[1]

Habitat and ecology[edit]

Typically found in drier soil that most plants in the ginger family. Most abundant in shaded and closed canopy environments.[1]


It contains a poorly developed pseudostem and can contain 2 to 7 leaves on each shoot. The leaves are obliquely and narrowly obovate, they are arranged distichously. There are small hairs on the apex and near the midrib on the bottom side of its leaves, other than these small hairs the leaves are glabrous on both sides. The apex of the leaves are acute and the base is attenuate. The petiole can reach 6–17 cm in length and is also glabrous.[1]

Flowers and fruit[edit]

Commonly it has radial inflorescence, however it rarely also has terminal inflorescence.[1]



It is edible.


  1. ^ a b c d e [1], Sakai, S.; H. Nagamasu (7). "Systematic Studies of Bornean Zingiberaceae: III. Tamijia: A New Genus". Cambridge Journals. 57 2: 245-255. Retrieved 4/21/12