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- A tall eastern Mediterranean plant (Molucella laevis) having flowers with a tiny corolla and a large, green, bell-shaped calyx that enlarges considerably in the fruit.
- A tall tropical Asian plant (Alpinia zerumbet) having fragrant, showy, funnel-shaped, variously colored flowers.