Alpinia caerulea (R.Br.) Benth.

Native Ginger

Plants to 2 m tall. Leaf blades oblong to ovate, to about 40 cm long and 6 cm wide, the tip shortly pointed. Leaf sheaths with ligule about 1 cm long. Corolla pale pink, the tube 1-1.5 cm long, the lip about 1 cm wide. Fruits blue. [sometimes spelt A. coerulea]

Queensland, New South Wales

A tropical and subtropical plant that will grow in the southern states in tubs or a shady, moist, protected spot. There is a form which has leaves with a dark red undersurface.

Source: Spencer, R. (2005). Zingiberaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

Distribution map
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Lilianae
order      Zingiberales
family       Zingiberaceae
genus        Alpinia Roxb.