The gingers of the world

Zingiberaceae Resource Centre

Alpinia papilionacea

General description: 

Caulis ad 2 m altus. Folia sessilia lanceolata acuminata basi acuta margine tantum pilulis minutissimis inspersa ad 30 cm longa et 7 cm lata; ligula brevis (3 mm) truncata. Racemus nutans ad 25 cm lngus pedunculatus, folia summa membranacea; flores albi ad 5 mm longe pedicellati; calyx truncatus 3 mm longus sublepidotus; corollae tubus 10 mm longus, lobi c. 2 cm longi; labellum obovatum apice retusum basi subsagittatum 1,6 cm longum; stamen 1,4 cm longum; filamentum latum concavum, denticuli bini apicales (stamindoia lateralia) majusculi; connectivi appendiculata 0. Capsula lutea ellipsoidea subcarnosa trivalvis.

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Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith