Ginger family: ZINGIBERACEAE (ZINGIBERIDAE) in Australia
including Amomaceae, Costaceae, and Curcumaceae

Flower
Families
Flowers in Australia
  
  
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Plants in Australia Plant
Classes

Alpinia officinarum
Galingal
Sydney, November 2007

Alpinia zerumbet
Shell Ginger
Wyee, June 2007

Alpinia zerumbet variegata
Variegated Shell Ginger
specimen: courtesy of
Ginger Factory,
Yandina, April 2007

Costus barbatus
Red Tower Ginger
Wyee, February 2009

Costus productus
Spiral Ginger
specimen: courtesy of
Ginger Factory,
Yandina, April 2007

Costus speciosus
Crepe Ginger
Photo: courtesy of Donald Simpson
Magnetic Island

Curcuma alismatifolia 'Siam Tulip'
Siam Tulip Ginger
specimen: courtesy of
Ginger Factory,
Yandina, January 2007

Curcuma alismatifolia 'Siamese Pearl'
Siamese Pearl Ginger
specimen: courtesy of
Ginger Factory,
Yandina, April 2007

Curcuma australasica
Cape York Lily
Wyee, November 2008

Curcuma cordata
Pastel Hidden Ginger
specimen: courtesy of
Ginger Factory,
Yandina, April 2007

Curcuma cordata x Curcuma alismatifolia
Laddawan
specimen: courtesy of
Ginger Factory,
Yandina, April 2007

Curcuma longa
Turmeric
Courtesy of Buck Richardson
Kuranda, January 2017

Curcuma hybrid
Voodoo Magic
specimen: courtesy of
Ginger Factory,
Yandina, April 2007

Elettaria cardamomum
Cardamom
Newtown, February 2007

Etlingera elatior
Pink Torch
specimen: courtesy of
Ginger Factory,
Yandina, April 2007

Hedychium gardnerianum
Ginger Lily
Newtown, February 2007

Hedychium greenii
Ginger Lily
Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney
April 2008

Kaempferia ovalifolia
Peacock Plant
Wyee, December 2007

Kaempferia rotunda
Resurrection Lily
Wyee, April 2005

Zingiber malaysianum
Midnight Ginger
specimen: courtesy of
Ginger Factory,
Yandina

Zingiber officinale
Common Ginger
Sydney, August 2006

Zingiber spectabile
Beehive Ginger
specimen: courtesy of
Ginger Factory,
Yandina

Some caterpillars of Australian Butterflies and Moths which have been reported as using species in ZINGIBERACEAE for their foodplant are:


Notocrypya waigensis

Sceliodes cordalis

Conogethes punctiferalis

Bathytricha truncata

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(updated 3 January 2013, 29 January 2017)