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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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