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Globba leucantha Miq.

Family Name: Zingiberaceae
Semi-Shade Lots of Water

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Family Name
Genus Epithet
Species Epithet
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Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Monocotyledon)
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial

Biogeography

Native Distribution Thailand
Native Habitat Terrestrial
Preferred Climate Zone Tropical

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Small perennial herb with erect growth form up to 1 m tall.
Foliage Leaves are elongated and elliptic. They have a ribbed surface due to prominent venation.
Stems It has underground, horizontal stems known as rhizomes.
Flowers The inflorescence is composed of white, hooked flowers.   
Habitat This species is found in tropical moist forests.

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade
Water Preference Lots of Water

Foliar

Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green
Mature Foliage Texture(s) Raised / Sunken Veins

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Master ID 32264
Species ID 6672
Species record last updated on: 17 May 2019.
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