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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 previewThe Encyclopedia of Aphrodisiacs (2013)

Psychoactive Substances for Use in Sexual Practices by Christian Rätsch, Claudia Müller-Ebeling

Alpinia purpurata K. Schum.‡23 Aframomum melegueta Nicolaia sp. (Kaalaa) Nicolaia elatior (Jack) Horan. [syn.

Google previewA New Rotuman Dictionary (1998)

An English-Rotuman Wordlist by Elizabeth Kafonika Makarita Inia

recovery: on the road to ~ 'io 'aki recreation: indulge in ~ mane'a rectify a ' 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.) ...

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 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 Single vibrant bud of flower of Red ginger Alpinia purpurata on the green natural background, close-up, grows in MalaysiaSmall photo of Closeup of a pink Red Ginger (Alpinia purpurata) flower in the El Yunque National Forest / rainforest in Puerto Rico.Small photo of Alpinia (Alpinia Purpurata), native tropical flower, beautiful red flower, natural light highlights the color and texture of petalas, vivid nature, city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 2016.Small photo of red ginger flower bud with green leaves background, pink corn ginger or ostrich plume.( alpinia purpurata )Small photo of Red ginger, Alpinia purpurataSmall photo of red ginger flower green leaf background, pink corn ginger or ostrich plume. (alpinia purpurata)Small photo of Alpinia purpurata, red ginger, also called ostrich plume and pink cone ginger. They look like the bloom, but the true flower is the small white flower on top. More...

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