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Zingiberaceae family

Alpinia zerumbet
(Persoon) B. L. Burtt & R. M. Smith
, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 31(2): 204.  1972.
Bas.: Costus zerumbet Persoon (1805).

Shell Ginger
Escaped rare herb of wet roadsides.
Native to tropical Asia, China, Japan.
Also a cultivated ornamental.
Local medicinal uses