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posted by davek on Sep 25

We continue our brief journey at the Wahiawa Botanical Gardens stopping to look these beautiful Pineapple Ginger Flowers.  Also known as the Indonesian Wax Ginger or Tapeinochilos Ananassae this flower is native to Malaysia, Indonesia, New Guinea and Australia. The stiff waxy long lasting flowers are sometimes seen in tropical flower arrangements. The flower is unrelated to the pineapple plant but got its name because its red bracts (or petals) look like an upside down pineapple.

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