Asiatic Researches 11: 350. 1810
North America, Mexico, West Indies, Central America, South America, native, Asia, Oceania.
Several species of Alpinia are grown as ornamentals in warm climates. Only A. zerumbet is known to spread outside cultivation, but at least three other species, A. calcarata Roscoe, A. nigra (Gaertner) B. L. Burtt, and A. officinarum Hance, may persist for many years in abandoned gardens in coastal Florida. All three of these species may be distinguished from A. zerumbet by having erect inflorescences, among other characters.
Species ca. 230 (1 in the flora).
|Author||Alan T. Whittemore +|
|Common name||Ginger-lily +|
|Distribution||North America +, Mexico +, West Indies +, Central America +, South America +, native +, Asia + and Oceania. +|
|Etymology||for Italian botanist Prosper Alpinus (1553–1617) +|
|Publication title||Asiatic Researches +|
|Publication year||1810 +|
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|Taxon family||Zingiberaceae +|
|Taxon name||Alpinia +|
|Taxon parent||Zingiberaceae +|
|Taxon rank||genus +|
|Volume||Volume 22 +|