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  Tapeinochilos dahlii K.Schum.
  Family Name : Costaceae

  Common Names : Black Backscratcher Ginger, Black Costus, Black Wax Ginger

 
Black Backscratcher Ginger,Black Costus,Black Wax Ginger
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Monocotyledon)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Herbaceous Plant
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Perennial
      Mode of Nutrition :
      Autotrophic
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      Bismarck Archipelago
      Native Habitat :
      Terrestrial
      Preferred Climate Zone :
      Tropical
      Local Conservation Status :
      Exotic
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: It is a tall herbaceous plant with bamboo-like pseudostems.
      Foliage: Leaves grow on spiral stems, narrowly elliptic.
      Flowers: The terminal inflorescence have dark-red to almost black recurved bracts. The true flowers are yellow to orange colored.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      Cut / Dried Flower
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Flowers, Ornamental Form
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Well-Drained Soils
      Landscape Uses :
      Parks & Gardens
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun, Semi-Shade
      Water Preference :
      Lots of Water, Moderate Water
      Propagation Method :
      Seed
  • Foliar
    • Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Green
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower Colour(s) :
      Black
      Flower Grouping :
      Cluster / Inflorescence
      Flower Location :
      Terminal

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