Sunday, April 25, 2010

Spindle Ginger

A walk along Senapang Road in the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve this morning brought several rewards in the form of a variety of fungi growing on the rain-soaked logs and truncated tree trunks on either side of the trail. The prize 'catch' was the sighting of a bright red ginger that I recall seeing on the January issue of Gardenwise, the newsletter of the Singapore Botanic Gardens. We spotted three of these colourful 'spindles' but they did not have any flowers in the bracts and all three ginger plants were growing on slopes.

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