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Roscoea cautleyoides #1

Zingiberaceae - China; Sichuan Province, China provenance of plant above

 

Syn. Roscoea cautleoides

 

Roscoea, zao hua xiang ya shen

 

Shown: Detail of flowers

 

"Roscoea cautleyoides is a perennial herbaceous plant occurring in the Sichuan and Yunnan provinces of China. The scientific name is also spelt Roscoea cautleoides (see below). Most members of the ginger family (Zingiberaceae), to which it belongs, are tropical, but R. cautleyoides, like other species of Roscoea, grows in much colder mountainous regions. It is sometimes grown as an ornamental plant in gardens." (Wikipedia)

 

Complete Roscoea cautleyoides Wikipedia article:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roscoea_cautleyoides

 

Morphological and distributional details:

www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=2&taxon_id=2...

 

Photographed in U.C. Botanical Garden at Berkeley - Berkeley, California

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Taken on May 23, 2012