Alpinia arctiflora (Snow Ginger) (Zingiberaceae)

Alpinia arctiflora

FNQ is a great place for gingers, and this large Alpinia is probably one of the most readily identifiable one, even in the absence of flowers and fruits because the leaf underside is soft hairy. The fruits are quite unlike the other Alpinia species, being elongated.

Alpinia arctiflora

Alpinia arctiflora


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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One Response to Alpinia arctiflora (Snow Ginger) (Zingiberaceae)

  1. Florian Wolf says:

    What a great synopsis of the flora of FNQ. A long open gap is being closed by your work, which is of similar value & importance for the professional botanists, as well as for the serious amateur gardener (I am on of the latter species). Keep up the good work ! Cheers, Florian

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