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Caribbean Dominica

Posted by robob35 z5MA (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 17, 06 at 10:39

I just got back from vacation, and one of our stops was Dominica, where the new johny Depp movie was filmed. We went up into the rain forest and ginger was growing all over the place, it was practically a weed. Most of it was red ginger, but I saw some other colors as well. Look for it in the new movie.

Bob


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RE: Caribbean Dominica

Most of them are exotics from Asia, some being very invasive when planted outside there original habitat. In Costa Rica you find Alpinia purpurata (red ginger), Zingiber spectabile (beehive ginger) and others growing in the forest far from where they were first planted, and displacing some beautiful natives. The only native gingers in the New World are Costaceae (Costus and Dimerocostus) and a Zingiberaceae that looks somewhat like an Alpinia - called Renealmia.

Dave Skinner
www.gingersrus.com


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