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Alpinia purpurata (red ginger)

Synonyms: Alpinia grandis; Alpinia purpurata var. albobracteata; Alpinia purpurata var. anomala; Alpinia purpurata var. grandis; Guillainia novo-ebudica; Guillainia purpurata; Languas purpurata

Wikipedia Abstract

Alpinia purpurata, red ginger, also called ostrich plume and pink cone ginger, are native Malaysian plants with showy flowers on long brightly colored red bracts. They look like the bloom, but the true flower is the small white flower on top.It has cultivars called Jungle King and Jungle Queen. Red Ginger grows in Hawaii, Trinidad, Grenada, St. Lucia, Dominica, St.
View Wikipedia Record: Alpinia purpurata


Allergen Potential [1]  Low
Leaf Type [2]  Evergreen
Lifespan [3]  Perennial
Structure [2]  Herb

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Tortuguero National Park II 47632 Costa Rica


Ceroplastes rubens (pink wax scale)[4]
Coccus viridis (green coffee scale)[4]
Dysmicoccus neobrevipes (annona mealybug)[4]
Eucalymnatus tessellatus (tessellated scale)[4]
Kilifia acuminata (acuminate scale)[4]
Nipponorthezinella guadalcanalia[4]
Philephedra tuberculosa[4]
Pinnaspis strachani (lesser snow scale)[4]
Planococcus minor (Pacific mealybug)[4]
Platylecanium cocotis[4]
Pseudococcus jackbeardsleyi (banana mealybug)[4]
Pulvinaria psidii (green shield scale)[4]
Pulvinaria urbicola (urbicola soft scale)[4]
Saissetia coffeae (brown scale)[4]


Maluku to SW. Pacific;



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1Derived from Allergy-Free Gardening OPALS™, Thomas Leo Ogren (2000)
2Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
3USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture
4Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
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