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Alpinia speciosa

Definition of the noun alpinia speciosa

What does alpinia speciosa mean as a name of something?


  1. cultivated for its shining oblong leaves and arching clusters of white flowers with pink shading and crinkled yellow lips with variegated magenta stripes

Phrases with Alpinia speciosa

  1. Alpinia Speciosa Longiramosa
  2. Species Alpinia Speciosa

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Google previewCRC World Dictionary of Medicinal and Poisonous Plants (2016)

Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Synonyms, and Etymology (5 Volume Set) by Umberto Quattrocchi

Alpinia fluviatilis Hayata; Alpinia schumanniana Valeton; Alpinia speciosa D. Dietr.; Alpinia ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Aphrodisiacs (2013)

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

Alpinia speciosa (J. C. Wendl.) K. Schum., Alpinia hort. non. (Andr.) Rosc.] The constituents of the Alpinia genus include essential oils and pungent-tasting ingredients (galangal oil). The alanta (Inula helenium L., Compositae) is also known as ...

Google previewWyman's Gardening Encyclopedia (1986)

by Donald Wyman

hendersonii Aloe ciliaris Alyxia olivaeformis Alpinia speciosa A. purpurata ...

Google previewDictionary of Terpenoids (1991)

by Connolly/Hill

of Alpinia speciosa, Juniperus spp., Polygonum hydropiper, Artemisia spp., Shorea ...

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Alpinia Speciosa

Shell-flower (Alpinia speciosa)

Shell-flower is in the ginger family and is native tropical China, Japan, India, Indo-China, Cambodia, Thailand Vietnam, and Malaysia. It is widely cultivated and distributed in most tropical and semi-tropical areas including Brazil, Peru, the Amazon, and the U. S. (Florida, Hawaii, Puerto Rico). This plant is an evergreen tropical perennial that grows in upright clumps to 8-10' tall in tropical climates. It produces fleshy rhizomes much like ginger that have a ginger-like aroma. Shell-flower was first botanically referred to as Alpinia speciosa but has been standardized A. zerumbet.

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