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Jewel of Thailand

Jewel of Thailand
Photo Information
Copyright: John Polo (JohnoPolo) (14)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-07-31
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon EOS 450D, Canon EF 50/1.8 II
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-08-01 5:37
Viewed: 3988
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A member of the ginger family indigenous to Thailand, Curcuma petiolata (cordata) is quite simply spectacular. The inflorescence shown is 25cm tall and still growing. Another can be seen emerging and a healthy plant may produce 3 to 5 inflorescences. They are completely dormant in winter and usually start sprouting around May in northern Thailand. The inflorescence is not only beautiful, it's also supposed to be delicious. Perhaps I'll try eating one once a few more have appeared ...

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hi neighbour, great botanical capture, TFS Ori

Nice pic of Curcuma petiolata (กระเจียว).TFS. ... Maneemakkala

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