Black Gingerwort (Zingiber spectabile): The plant can grow to a height of seven feet (about 2m) and the flower stalk
with the inflorescence can be as long as three feet (less than a metre). Recently, I saw stalks
of the flower for sale at a florist's. Known locally as "tepus tanah" (in the Malay language", it is grown
in villages for use in traditional medicine.