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.);
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: Alpinia calcarata
From Herbal garden Bel Pattar Herbal garden Samalkha Panipat on 28-6-11
uttarakhand uid1 20102011: Sending photos of some alpinia sp. need validation. Kindly identify the same
Location-Place, Altitude, Pantnagar, uttarakhand (introduced)
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type-Garden
Plant Habit-Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Herb
Height/Length- About 1 – 1.5 m tall
Leaves Type/Shape/ Size-Leaves aromatic
Flowers Size/Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts-
Fruits Type/Shape/ Size Seeds-As in photo
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.: This ginger herb was photographed on 30th May at Mulshi at a private farm.
Through flowers I guessed it as —Alpinia calcarata.
Plz confirm d Id.
Height– 3 feet
You are correct. It is Alpinia calcarata.
Araceae, Arecaceae and Zingiberaceae Fortnight: SN Aug 05 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2).
Alpinia galanga cultivated herb for it rhizome which is used in Indian system of medicine
Nice photos, A small correction on its identity,
This Alpinia calcarata Rosc.
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.
Arecaceae, Araceae, Zingiberaceae Fortnight 1-14 Aug 2014: Alpinia calcarata (Zingiberaceae) from Uttarakhand_DSR_11 : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2).
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
Araceae, Arecaceae and Zingiberaceae Fortnight: Zingiberaceae- Elletaria cardamomum from Delhi-GSAUG63 : 5 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3).
Photographed from Herbal Garden, Hamdard University, Delhi
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.
Bot. name: Alpinia calcarata ??
Date/Time: 16-08-2014 / 10:00AM
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: Zingiberaceae- Alpinia calcarata for ID-GSG (AUG11) : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2).
I hope the following images are Alpinia calcarata. Photos taken from herbal gardens at Bangalore and Haryana.
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..
I hope they are rightly identified..
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
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
Locality: Theerthalli, Shivamoga
Flower: November, 2016
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