Alpinia zerumbet (Pers.) B.L.Burtt & R.M.Sm.


Plant 2-4 m tall. Leaf blades to about 0.5 m long, 12 cm wide. Flower clusters pendulous. Flowers white, suffused with purple, the yellow wrinkled lip coloured with red and brown, fragrant. [A. speciosa (Wendl.) K. Schum.]

Eastern Asia

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.