11 responses to “Etlingera elatior”

  1. yousatonmycactus

    Wonderful shot!
    The current issue (June 2007) of National Geographic has a delightful featured article on Carl Linnaeus entitled “The Name Giver” A Passion For ORDER. Try it out online at
    and for desktop photos of blooms classified by Linnaeus, go to

  2. fotrristi

    WOW!! Amazing, never seen anything like it. Fantastic photo and the flower looks really special.
    Thanks for showing it!!!

  3. Patricia

    simply beautiful

  4. Elizabeth Heinz

    I followed all your suggested links and had an amazing morning of armchair travel, art, Pacific Islander culture and botany. The photo was just the beginning…Thanks!

  5. Eric in SF

    These flowers are used as a spice/seasoning in Borneo. Here are a few shots of Etlingera in the Filipino Market in Kota Kinabalu:

  6. Gail Moshier

    Thanks, Daniel, what a beautiful flower. I really enjoy seeing all the beautiful pictures you post!!!! Thanks so much for sharing them with us and acquainting us with the world of flora we wouldn’t otherwise know about. I wish I lived closer to UBC and could visit your gardens!!!!

  7. Ms Blanding

    The article about Karl Linnaeus says he was an ‘information architect’ and the key to his work was persistent and careful observation coupled with a system. And, I would add, a universal language. Yes, the photos are lovely. But the system is sexy. Oh, his family name is from the Linden tree, a beautiful tall tree with flowers the bees love.

  8. Crystal

    Such a very beautiful that I ever seen

  9. hong

    Too beautiful for words!!!

  10. cathy-col

    hi ,
    i really enjoy looking at the monika i think it is and also reding it was so fab i tell you

  11. Hels

    I loved your Van Nooten illustration. Thanks for the link
    Art and Architecture, mainly

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