Zingiber spectabile is in the family Zingiberaceae. Commonly known as beehive ginger, it is native to the jungles and forests of southeast Asia. Beehive ginger is a tender herbaceous perennial that sprouts from a fleshy rhizome, and produces stalks that can reach up to 8 feet tall. The most striking feature of this plant is the inflorescence, composed of fleshy bracts arranged in a beehive-shaped pattern. Inside the cups of the bracts are the true flowers which are cream and purple with scattered yellow dots. Like its relative, the true ginger, the rhizomes of the beehive ginger are also used by humans albeit for medicinal purposes instead of for culinary uses. The leaves and rhizomes can be harvested and made into a paste to treat a variety of ailments included burns, headaches, and other pains.