Alpinia officinarum

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Alpinia officinarum Hance

Zingiberaceae

Life form: perennial
Usage: economic plant

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Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: lanceolate

Division: simple

Shape: campanulate
Fruit: not specified

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Inflorescence: not specified

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Liliopsida
Subclassis:
Commelinidae
Superordo:
Zingiberanae
Ordo:
Zingiberales

Alpinia officinarum is a perennial.

Naming

Alpinia officinarum was described by Henry Fletcher Hance in 1871. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Alpinia officinarum is a species in the genus Alpinia which contains approximately 244 to 253 species and belongs to the family of the Zingiberaceae (Ginger Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials are comparatively long-lived and reach heights of 40 to 110 centimetres.

Leaves

Alpinia officinarum is evergreen. The simple leaves are alternate. They are lanceolate with entire margins.

Flowers and Fruits

Alpinia officinarum produces white campanulate flowers from April to September.

The perennials produce fruits in spring.

Root System

Distribution

Alpinia officinarum is native to South China.

Cultivation

The perennials tolerate temperatures only above at least 1°C (USDA zone 10).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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