Category Archives: Zingiberaceae (Ginger family)

Pleuranthodium racemigerum (Zingiberaceae)

This ginger is immediately recognizable by the bright orange fruit cluster than hangs downwards. Otherwise, I think I would be hard pressed to tell it apart from the common Alpinia caerulea. More pictures when I see flowers. Advertisements

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Alpinia arctiflora (Snow Ginger) (Zingiberaceae)

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 … Continue reading

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Hornstedtia scottiana (Native Cardamon) (Zingiberaceae)

Certainly unmistakable but need some looking for. The ripen fruits are supposedly edible.

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Alpinia modesta (Zingiberaceae)

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 … Continue reading

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