Zingiberaceae – Ginger Family

Plants in the tropical Ginger Family (Zingiberaceae) are perennial herbs that grow from tuberous rhizomes and have usually short stems that are replaced by pseudostems formed by the leaf sheaths, slightly rounded, lanceolate, or straplike leaf blades, bisexual flowers with an inferior ovary, 3 joined sepals, and 3 joined petals, and fruit in the form of capsules or berries.

Listed below are some of the Hawaiian plants in this family.