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Unformatted text preview: 2). E. elatior, also known as torch ginger, is one of the neglected plants in the family Zingiberaceae, and scientific * Correspondence: [email protected] research on its propagation, biotechnology, and ecology is limited. However, this ginger plant offers great scope for the development of a large range of ornamental and cut flower types (Poulsen, 2010). Ismail (2009) reported that E. elatior is one of the 30 popular herbs or new industrial crops that are in high demand in Malaysia. It is now cultivated on a commercial scale in places like Australia, Thailand, and Costa Rica for cut flower production (Ismail, 2009; Segalen, 2010). The plant itself creates a great garden landscape, its flowers having an immense ornamental value, and it also has a place in eco-gardens (Wong, 2008). To sustain in the ornamental and cut flower industry, torch ginger requires continuous improvement of certain characters such as flower color, morphology, longevity, size, odor, and decreasing time to flower formation. Unfor...
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