Globba francisci

Description: Plant short (less than 3 feet tall) with cleft ligules so short they barely extend beyond the leaf base. Inflorescence is erect and terminal on the leafy stalk, bearing orange, scorpion-shaped flowers with long peduncles and no bracts (as characteristic of the genus). Closely resembles species 19 (another Globba), but without any leaf underside coloration. Leaf underside has thick coating of hair.

Distribution: Sepilok

Ecology/Habitat: Found planted in the Sepilok Rainforest Discovery Center Botanical Gardens, so natural habitat is unknown. However, most Globba encountered here seem to occupy wet understory regions with an open canopy.