Alpinia purpurata (Vieill.) K.Schum., Pflanzenr. IV, 46: 323 1904. (Syn: Alpinia grandis K.Schum.; Alpinia purpurata var. albobracteata K.Schum.; Alpinia purpurata var. anomala Gagnep.; Alpinia purpurata var. grandis (K.Schum.) K.Schum.; Guillainia novo-ebudica F.Muell.; Guillainia purpurata Vieill.; Languas purpurata (Vieill.) Kaneh.);
Ostrich plume; Red Ginger; Pink Cone Ginger;
Red Ginger- Zingiberaceae Week: I’m sending fresh pics of this Red Ginger (kindly overlook the “Lily”) growing in Chennai.
Is this Vivipary?: What method of reproduction is this?
I got 16 little plantlets from this one stalk with a single flower of the Red Ginger.
– This is seen in some grasses, Onion, Lilly etc.
– I can use them to show to my students. It is a type of vegetative propagation where the propagules are formed on the inflorescence axis along with flowers. If I am not mistaken each plantlet is arising at the axil of the red bract. Do they form roots too? I have seen it in Chlorophytum. I am not sure if it is true vivipary; vivipary is germination of a seed while still on the mother plant.
– This is interesting. As per definations- some plants produce seeds that undergo no dormancy. The growth while the seed and fruit are still on the plant is termed vivipary. Another defination says True vivipary, the
– You have got it right. Many plants develop bulbils in place of flowers. Top onion, a pseudodiploid can survive only because of this so called vivipary, and infact it was earlier named as *Allium* *cepa* var. *viviparum.*
– To me, this is not vivipary unless this happens all the time in the plant. Which is clearly not the case here.
Ginger species for ID – 161012 – RK: Would appreciate ID of this Ginger variety. Was intrigued by the new
looks like Alpinia purpurata. Red Ginger
It is Alpinia purpurata, popularly known as Red Ginger.
Herewith I am attaching one article (Malayalam) and one paper for further reference.
FJ 10 041113 : Attachments (1). 3 posts by 3 authors.
Please ID this Zingerberales with pink flowers. Photo was taken in Fiji in Sep 2013
Alpinia purpurata, perhaps.
Yes, …, right, Alpinia purpurata
More reference please go through the attached file. Plant Horti Tech.pdf
FJ 16 061113 : Attachments (1). 2 posts by 2 authors.
Please ID this zingiberales with pink flowers. Is this same as the species purpurea. Photo was taken in Fiji in Sep 2013.
Alpinia purpurata again.
ID request 26062014PC2 : 5 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3).
Kindly identify this monocot plant growing in a garden in Kolhapur, Maharashtra.
Bulbils appear to be arising on the inflorescence axis at axils of bracts in place of flowers?
Araceae, Arecaceae and Zingiberaceae Fortnight :: Zingiberaceae (Ginger family) :: Alpinia purpurata from Mumbai :: ARKAUG-38 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1).
Attached are pictures of Alpinia purpurata captured at Mumbai in September 2012.
Requested to please validate the ID.
Yes the red ginger, Alpinia purpurata
Araceae, Arecaceae and Zingiberaceae Fortnight: August 1 to 14, 2014 : Alpinia purpurata : Zingiberaceae : Lalbagh,Bangalore : 110814 : AK-3 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2).
Seen in Lalbagh during Nov,13 & July 14.
Alpinia purpurata for validation.
Araceae, Arecaceae and Zingiberaceae Fortnight: Alpinia purpurata : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4).
Please find the photos and one paper of our beautiful garden Queen ‘red ginger’ with one variant colour and red ginger at field.
Plant Horti Tech.pdf
Fwd: MS/2018/May/ 2 – ID of the plant : Alpinia sps : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (6)
I am enclosing herewith a few photographs of the ornamental plant photographed at Datta peeta Mysore last week (30.5.18). Could this be Alpinia purpurata (red ginger, also called ostrich plume and pink cone ginger)
This looks like Alpinia purpurata to me.
ID needed : 7 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (1)- 5 Mb.
Please identify the flower here in the photo. The picture was taken at the Butterfly Garden, Bangkok.
Alpinia purpurata (Vieill.) K.Schum. ??
May be Alpinia purpurata as suggested by …
yes …, but why is that bunch so tightly bound?
were these growing there or were they cut flower bunch stuck in?
Flowers from Bankok : 8 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1) – 5 Mb.
Which is this flower. Is it Aplinea? Which var.
I had already suggested the ID Alpinia purpurata (Vieill.) K.Schum. ??
in another mail. Did you verify ?
May be Alpinia purpurata as suggested by …