Zingiber spectabile, also known as golden behive, is a plant that makes honour to its name "spectabile" which means admirable, explendid, marvelleous. It is also one of the most beautiful plants you may ever find in nature, specially if you live near to South-east Asia, where it's commonly found.
The plant plant exhibits its yellow and white leaves, and its oblong flower, forming a kind of beehive shaped flower, from where it gets its common name Behive ginger.
The major compound found in Zingiber spectabile, Zerumbone, was found to be the most active in cell growth inhibitory assay against colon carcinoma SW480 cells . Photograph by (2008) Dr. David Midgley licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 Unported License (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0).
Common name: Beehive ginger, Ginger wort, Malaysian ginger.