Amomum kinabaluensis

Description: Vegetatively similar to Amomum longpedunculis, but with long white hairs lining the leaf margin. Petiole long, ligule short, and pulvinus absent. Flowers also tubular with a short ring of bracts around each base, and arranged in a lily-shaped inflorescence on a peduncle extending from the rhizome near the base of the vegetative stalks. However, peduncle is shorter and the inflorescence is close to the ground.

Distribution: Mt. Kinabalu low montane forest

Ecology/Habitat: Occurs in somewhat open canopy in the low montane forest on Mt. Kinabalu (elevation about 1800 meters). Found in drier soils than the other gingers observed in the park.