Etlingera is a genus of flowering plants belonging to the family Zingiberaceae. Includes> 100 species.
It is cultivated in tropical America. In Colombia is located in the eastern mountains, has been observed in the Department of Cundinamarca, in several municipalities, ranging from 0-2400 m in bh - T, bh - PM, bmh - PM, bmh - MB
Cardenas, D.; C.A. Marin L.E. Suarez. 2002. Useful plants in two communities of the department of Putumayo. SINCHI Amazonian Research. Ministry of Environment. COLCIENCIAS. Bogotá, Colombia