Alpinia modesta (Zingiberaceae)

Alpinia modesta

This is one of the more modest gingers in Far North Queensland. I haven’t known it for long but I find the flowers very attractive, with their pinkish-purplish streaks.

In a sterile form it could probably be identified by the dark purplish stem which doesn’t seem to occur in the other native Alpinias.

Alpinia modesta

Alpinia modesta

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About David Tng

I am David Tng, a hedonistic botanizer who pursues plants with a fervour. I chase the opportunity to delve into various aspects of the study of plants. I have spent untold hours staring at mosses and allied plants, taking picture of pollen, culturing orchids in clean cabinets, counting tree rings, monitoring plant flowering times, etc. I am currently engrossed in the study of plant ecology (a grand excuse to see 'anything I can). Sometimes I think of myself as a shadow taxonomist, a sentimental ecologist, and a spiritual environmentalist - but at the very root of it all, a "plant whisperer"!
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