Plant ID forum: Spiral Ginger (Costus spiralis); Brazilian rainforest ginger in the wild..

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Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
Dec 27, 2011 4:10 AM CST
I often met these in the rainforest, usually close to the river (Paraty, Brazil..)
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Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
Charter ATP Member Ferns Native Plants and Wildflowers Cat Lover Birds Bee Lover
Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Frogs and Toads Plant Identifier
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bonitin
Dec 27, 2011 4:56 AM CST
I think I found it! Green Grin!
Costus spiralis
http://floradobrasil.jbrj.gov.br/2010/index?mode=1&group=Flo...
http://www.google.be/search?q=heliconia+pseudo+aemygdiana&hl...
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Dec 27, 2011 6:18 PM CST
Fancy seeing these grow in the wild like weeds! Hilarious! If only we could grow them! Rolling my eyes.

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