Renealmia occidentalis
 (Zingiberaceae) 

Common Names 

English: red renealmia

Spanish: bihao, bijao, narciso

 

    Native to Puerto Rico, Renealmia occidentalis is common in the forests of Maricao.  The plant is erect, from 6-8 feet tall, and the inflorescences are basal.  Ovaries (fruits) are bright red, turning black when ripe, and flowers are yellow.  All parts of the plant have a strong gingery fragrance.  Attractive in the garden and as a cut flower.  Blooms from December through June.  Propagated by division and seeds.

 

 

 

 

 

   

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