Assam to China (Yunnan) and Indo-China: Assam, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China South-Central, Myanmar, Tibet, Vietnam; Introduced into: China Southeast, East Himalaya, India, Jawa, Maluku, Sri Lanka, West Himalaya as per POWO;
Common name: Malacca Ginger, Ornamental Ginger


Fruits and Vegetables Week_RKC_1:
I dont know whether I’m justifying with the title ‘Fruits and Vegetables’ or not… But young flowers of Alpinia malaccensis are eaten like this. the photographs were taken at Mariyang (ca1250m), Upper Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh. The man in the photograph belongs to ‘Adi’ tribe.

Name: Alpinia malaccensis
Family: Zingiberaceae
Loc.: Mariyang, Upper Siang district, Arunachal Pradesh (ca 1250m)
Date: March 2007


the photograph 1 was taken at an altitude of 800m above msl at Keonjhar district of Orissa during April, 2019. Please help me to id this. ..

– your photo 1 (Orissa.jpg) is Alpinia malaccensis (Zingiberaceae).


Please identify this plant:
Please identify this plant (zingiberaceae) from Kokrajhar District, Assam

I think Alpinia malaccensis (Burm. f.) Roscoe
Family: Zingiberaceae.


Araceae, Arecaceae and Zingiberaceae Fortnight: ID PLZ : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2).
Photographed from near a stream in Kaptai National Park, Rangamati

I am now at Brisbane, Australia. There is some problem in getting an enlarged version. It is also Alpinia malaccensis. It is a highly variable species.

ANAPR09 Please identify this plant : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (6)

Family: Zingiberaceae
Date: 5th April 2015
Place: Agumbe, Karnataka
Habit: Herb
Can this be an Alpinia sp.- Alpinia malaccensis?

Excellent pics …, generic id seems right..

It is Alpinia malaccensis.


MS June,2015/08 Alpinia sp.(Zingiberaceae) : 6 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)

Location : Tleu area, Mizoram
Date : 22/03/15(Fl.) & 25/06/15 (young fr.)
Habit : Perennial herb
Habitat : Wild

Is it Alpinia malaccensis ? Please confirm

This is alpinia malaccensis.


Regarding identification of the species collected from Gajapati Odisha on May 24: (Mixed thread): 4 images- 2 high res.

Alpinia zerumbet (Pers.) B.L.Burtt & R.M.Sm.

Alpinia malaccensis