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.);
Maluku to SW. Pacific: Bismarck Archipelago, Maluku, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Solomon Is., Vanuatu; Introduced into: Assam, Caroline Is., Colombia, Comoros, Cook Is., Ecuador, Fiji, Hawaii, Leeward Is., Mexico Southwest, Peru, Santa Cruz Is., Society Is., Thailand, Trinidad-Tobago, Tuamotu, Windward Is. as per POWO;
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 the current name Alpinia purpurata?
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:
looks like Alpinia purpurata. Red Ginger
It is Alpinia purpurata, popularly known as Red Ginger.
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
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.
This looks like Alpinia purpurata, of family Zingiberaceae to me.
Common names Red Ginger, Ostrich Plume.
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?
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 …
I think it is Alpinia purpurata
Mind blowing pics of Red Ginger (Alpinia purpurata).
Plant for ID240910MN – efloraofindia | Google Groups:
Sending a photo of the plant.
Date/Time : 14th September 2010
Location Place : Panaji, Goa.
Habitat : Garden … Type : cultivated in pot.
Plant Habit : … Height : 1 meter.
Leaves when crushed was fragrant
This is Alpinia !!
I think it may come out to be Alpinia purpurata (Vieill.) K.Schum.
May be Alpinia purpurata
Alpinia purpurata from Hawaii-GS20012023-1: 3 very high res. images.
Yes it is Sir ji.
It is a common garden plant here. Used in flower beds in big home gardens. Recently I clicked a few photos.
Yes appears close to images at
It is fine.