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Family: ZINGIBERACEAE 

 Zingiber officinale
 
 
Author:   William Roscoe, 1807
Family:  Zingiberaceae
Origin:  Tropical Asia
Soil:  Peat
Water:  Maximum
Sun:  Minimum
Thickness:  3,5 centimetres
Height:  1,4 meters
Flower:  Green-Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Rhizomes
Names:  Ginger Root, Common Ginger, Cooking Ginger, Canton Ginger, Garden Ginger, Gingerroot, Jamaica Ginger
Synonyms:  -


This is how the flower ought to look by Ogniw, ropical.theferns.info.

   This member of the Zingiberaceae family was described by William Roscoe in 1807. It was originally found in the tropical Asia, but is now grown around most the tropical parts of the world. It preferring a drained peat with lots of water and some sun. The rhizomes will grow to 3,5 centimetres in diameter, and the plant can grow up to 1,4 meters. The rare seen flowers are greenish yellow.

Zingiber is derived from the Sanskrit word, shringavera, which means 'shaped like a deer's antlers' and name of the spice, singabera. It became  the Greek zingiberis. The species name as it is used in pharmacological sense.

Also seen on IPNI as Scitamineae