Alpinia calcarata (Haw.) Roscoe, Trans. Linn. Soc. London 8: 347 1807. (Syn: Alpinia alata A.Dietr.; Alpinia bracteata Roscoe; Alpinia calcarata var. compacta Gagnep.; Alpinia cernua Sims; Alpinia erecta Lodd. ex Steud. [Invalid]; Alpinia roscoeana Steud. [Illegitimate]; Alpinia simsii Gasp.; Alpinia spicata Roxb. [Illegitimate]; Catimbium erectum (DC.) Juss. ex Lestib.; Globba erecta DC.; Languas calcarata (Haw.) Merr.; Renealmia calcarata Haw.; Renealmia erecta (DC.) Boos; Renealmia minor Roem. & Schult.);
S. India, China (Guangdong) to Indo-China: China Southeast, Hainan, India, Myanmar, Vietnam; Introduced into: Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, St.Helena as per POWO;
Snap Ginger, Cardamon ginger, Indian ginger • Hindi: कुलंजन Kulanjan • Malayalam: Aratta • Kannada: Chikkadumparaasme • Oriya: Toroni • Sanskrit: Rasna, सुगंधमूल Sugandhamoola, Kulanjana;
Plant for ID-111210MN:
– This should be Alpinia calcarata. Elettaria has lateral inflorescences that arise from near the ground, not on leafy shoot. Large cardamom is Amomum subulatum, not Elettaria.
flora of Panipat- Alpinia calcarata from Herbal Garden Samalkha Panipat:
uttarakhand uid1 20102011:
May be Alpinia zerumbet.
Hope all photos are taken from the same plant.
The flowers are extremely different from Alpinia zerumbet.
Close up of the flower shows similarity with A. calcarata.
I cant to compare this one with any of the Indian species.
More datas and photos are needed for the confirmation of the ID.
It is Alpinia calcarata or Rasna.
Is it Alpinia calcarata ? From Mulshi, Pune.:
You are correct. It is Alpinia calcarata.
Nice photos, A small correction on its identity,
Araceae, Arecaceae and Zingiberaceae Fortnight: Zingiberaceae- Alpinia calcarata from Delhi for validation-GSAUG23 :
Alpinia calcarata Roscoe
Photographed from Herbal Garden of Hamdard University, New Delhi, pl. validate
Super shot sir, the ID is right
Aracaceae, Araceae & Zingiberaceae Fortnight 1-14Aug14: Alpinia calcarata from Kerala: 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1).
Arecaceae, Araceae, Zingiberaceae Fortnight 1-14 Aug 2014: Alpinia calcarata (Zingiberaceae) from Uttarakhand_DSR_11 : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2).
Alpinia calcarata (How.) Roscoe [Zingiberaceae] is a cultivated species in Pantnagar
Araceae, Arecaceae and Zingiberaceae Fortnight :: Zingiberaceae (Ginger family) :: Alpinia calcarata from Jijamata Udyan, Flower Show 2013 :: ARKAUG-37 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments(1).
Attached is a picture of Alpinia calcarata captured at Jijamata Udyan, Flower Show 2013 in February 2013.
Requested to please validate the ID.
you are right, A. calcarata, very nice shot
I think this should be Alpinia sp.
This is not Elletaria cardamomum. In this case the inflorascense arises from the base. This is most probably Alpinia calcarata?
Thanks … Not very well versed with this family I took label on face value. Thanks for correction.
Araceae, Arecaceae and * Fortnight: Zingiberaceae: Alpinia calcarata : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1).
Please find the photo of Alpinia calcarata
Seen this large herb at Toranmal (Nandurbar Dist, Maharashtra) in a garden.
Affirmative …, nice set of photos
The fluorescent blue winged pollinator looks awesome.
How to differentiate this one from A.zerumbet?
Araceae, Arecaceae and Zingiberaceae Fortnight: August 1 to 14, 2014 : Zingiberaceae : Alpinia calcarata : Mumbai : AK-123 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3).
Commonly known as Snap Ginger, seen at MNP, Mumbai during April, 2013.
Araceae, Arecaceae and Zingiberaceae Month: Zingiberaceae-Alpinia calcarata from Kurukshetra :: NS Aug 45 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4).
These pictures were recorded from Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra..
You are rightly identified …
Fwd: [efloraofindia:234145] For identification BS 1- 211015 : 8 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (3)
Found these along the river above Thirupaprappu falls in Kanyakumari dist. in the southern ghats.
Couldn’t find a photo match online.
Must be some Alpinia sp. (Zingiberaceae).
Alpinia species so far in efi
Thank you. Probably Alpinia galangal.
I also think, it is Alpinia galangal
It is Alpinia calcarata or Rasna or Chitaratha. Alpinia galanga is also known as Rasna
ID-TSP-19NOV2015-1: Alpinia sp for ID assistance. : 6 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (6)
Kindly identify the specimen. The board by the side of the specimen says it is Alpinia galalnga….!?
Habit: Herb, around 1 m in height.
Sighting: Herbal garden at Devarayanadurga, Tumkur, Karnataka, about 800 msl
Date: 14-01-2015 and 14-06-2015
To me it looks like Alpinia calcarata
efi pages on Alpinia galangal & Alpinia calcarata
identification for ginger spp : 4 posts by 2 authors. 3 images.
Please help me to identify the above ginger species, i found this one near sirsi, Karnataka
Valid ID for Alpinia spp. : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Please valid identification for this Alpinia
Alpinia calcarata (Rasna)
Alpinia calcarata :: TMC Biodiversity Park :: 15 APR 18 : 2 posts by 2 authors. 4 images.
TMC Biodiversity Park Thane
Date: April 15, 2018 … Altitude: about 15 m (50 feet) asl
Alpinia calcarata (Haw.) Roscoe
Swamy/New series/ID/8 – Plant for ID Alpinia calcarata: 1 image.
I am attaching the photograph received from Chennai for ID. Photograph taken last week (May 5th). For me it looks like Alpinia calcarata. Please confirm/ suggest the ID. Unable to get habit photo from the sender inspite of my request.. Therefore, only one photograph available for ID.
It seems to be Elettaria cardamomum.
Looks like net images are confusing. Both species showing same type images
I had also photographed Elettaria cardamomum in June 2020 which I am posting here for reference.
Images of Elettaria cardamomum (L.) Maton Elettaria cardamomum (L.) Maton
looks different in POWO and GBIF !
Thanks Saroj ji for clarification and detailed info with links. I am taking as Alpinia calcarata.
Images of Elettaria cardamomum are different as per images herein.
Swamy/New series/ID/26 – ID of the plant : Alpinia sps.: 4 images.
One of my friends in Chennai has sent these pictures for ID. Please confirm/ suggest the ID. Photographed yesterday. My ID is Alpinia calcarata. Please confirm/ suggest a new ID.
Yes I also think Alpinia calcarata.
310 ID wild plant Zingiberaceae: 14 high res. images.
Yes, it is Alpinia calcarata, dear …, thank you very much for ID my plant,
I’d needed for this plant?:
Seems to Alpinia calcarata
sk2015sept15/15 – unknown herb : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Someone told me that it is a ELACH (cardamom) plant. Around 3 to 4 ft tall, a tufted kind of plant, leaves are about 2 ft long. Is it Elettaria cardamomum (L.) Maton?
efi page on Elettaria cardamomum
It is difficult to identify in the veg. stage. Hope it may be Alpinia calcarata.
Many thanks to …, hope some day i will find its flowers.
Sharing the images of Greater Galanga (Alpinia galanga).: No images seen now.
Please recheck the id. It looks like A. calcarata to me. (or there is a chance that they are mixed up here, the 2nd pic looks more of A. galanga)
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