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Siphonochilus aethiopicus

Siphonochilus aethiopicus
Common names: Natal ginger, Wild ginger (English); Wildegemmer (Afrikaans); indungulo, isiphephetho (Zulu)
Family: Zingiberaceae

... although it is now thought to be extinct in KwaZulu-Natal. Siphonochilus The wild ginger is easy to cultivate provided ... plants which belong to this family. The generic name  Siphonochilus  is derived from the Greek  siphono  meaning ... from the wild to a point just short of total extinction.  Siphonochilus aethiopicus (Schweif.) B.L. Burt Siphonochilus ...

11 / 03 / 2002 | Andrew Hankey | Walter Sisulu NBG
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