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Alpinia purpurata

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Definition of the noun alpinia purpurata

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  1. an ornamental ginger native to Pacific islands
    • lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
    • synonym of Alpinia purpurata: red ginger
    • more generic word: ginger = perennial plants having thick branching aromatic rhizomes and leafy reedlike stems
    • member of: Alpinia / genus Alpinia / genus Languas / genus Zerumbet = perennial rhizomatous herbs of Asia and Australia and Polynesia having ginger-scented rhizomes

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Google previewEncyclopedia of House Plants (1999)

by Nico Vermeulen, Richard Rosenfeld

Alpinia purpurata RED GINGER Alpinia has only recently heen introduced to the market and then only in small numhers hecause it is a plant only for the keen amateur. It only thrives in a warm greenhouse or conservatory and there it can ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Entomology (2008)

by John L. Capinera

The preferred host of this aphid is banana but also may infest many tropical and subtropical food and ornamental plants, including Alpinia purpurata (floral red and pink ginger), Xanthosoma ("ape or elephant ear), cardamom, Heliconia, ...

Google previewA New Rotuman Dictionary (1998)

An English-Rotuman Wordlist by Elizabeth Kafonika Makarita Inia

'nonojo rectitude: fall from ~ or grace siga red ginger (Alpinia purpurata) kapui red glow in sky (before dawn or after sunset) kia'a red herring: introduce a ~ (fig.) sdk'aki red hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis) kauta red-hot: make ~ a 'mala red, ...

Google previewDictionary of Caribbean English Usage (2003)

by Richard Allsopp, Jeannette Allsopp

\\red ginger-lily (Bdosl A bright crimson, cone-shaped spike of closely clustered lily-like bracts, borne at the end of an erect stalk about 4 or 5 ft tall, with blade-shaped leaves; the plant grows densely; Alpinia purpurata (Zingiberaceae) .

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Small photo of CUBA - CIRCA 1974: Postage stamp printed in Cuba shows the flower Alpinia purpurata, series garden flowersSmall photo of Tropical red ginger flower in the gardena gainst blue sky . Alpinia purpurataSmall photo of Alpinia purpurata, red ginger, also called ostrich plume and pink cone ginger. Red flower with green leafs. plant. flower.Small photo of Alpinia purpurata, red ginger, ostrich plume and pink cone ginger, native Malaysian plants with showy flowers on long brightly colored red bracts flowering in early spring add a touch of elegance .Small photo of Red Ginger (Alpinia purpurata) NicaraguaSmall photo of Red Ginger (Alpinia purpurata) NicaraguaSmall photo of Red Ginger (Alpinia purpurata) Nicaragua More...

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