Saturday, April 4, 2009

Today's Flowers #34: Alpinia shimadai Hayata (島田氏月桃)


I suppose, Alpinia shimdadai Hayata, is a special plant of Taiwan.  It was named by Yaichi Shimada (1884-1971).  It is in the Family of ginger (Zingiberaceae) and actually quite wide spread in the mountain and conutryside of Taiwan.  Grace took the photo in Taipei Botanical Garden on Saturday, April 4.  

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6 comments:

Race said...

i haven't seen a flower like this before, nice shot! mine is up at http://racelyn.com/2009/04/todays-flowers-34.html

Norm said...

wow! it's cute with a nice color. I haven't seen this beautiful plant also. Visit my tulips here and thanks...

Shari said...

it's so pretty! like it's laying on it's own little bed.

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Grace and Bradley

Fantastic and original flower!
Thanks for posting for TODAY'S FLOWERS.

Luiz

Tabib said...

Great captured of beautiful ginger flowers.

Denise said...

What a beautiful flower. Another lovely photo!

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