Alpinia ovoidocarpa H.Dong & G.J.Xu, Guihaia 13: 328 1993. ;
Arunachal Pradesh, China (Guangxi): China Southeast, East Himalaya as per POWO;


MS Sept., 2016/02 Alpinia sp. for ID : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)

Location : Tleu, Mizoram
Date : 22/03/2012
Habit : Herb
Habitat : Wild

Alpinia malaccensis or A. roxburghii ?

Alpinia ovoidocarpa


MS Oct.2016/12 Alpinia ovoidocarpa ? : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)

Location : Changpui, Mizoram
Date : 22/03/2015
Habit : Herb
Habitat : Wild

Yes. you are correct.


Is it Alpinia malaccensis ? : Attachments (1). 3 posts by 2 authors.

M – I : Date : 22-03-2012. Location : Changpui, Mizoram.
Habitat : Wild. Habit : Herb.
Is it A. malaccensis ?

It is Alpinia blepharocalyx.

This will be Alpinia ovoidocarpa, as identified subsequently by …


Identification of plant : Attachments (1).  5 posts by 4 authors.
I am attaching herewith one photo of plant for identification.
Date taken : 22-03-2013. Place : Changpui, Mizoram.

Look like Alpinia blepharocalyx

It is Alpinia blepharocalyx.

This will be Alpinia ovoidocarpa, as identified subsequently by …


Attaching two images of Alpinia zerumbet. It is known as Light Galangal. In Bangla it is known as Punnag Champa. It is common in the foot-hills of Assam /Arunachal. In fact I saw the plant near Baluk pong (On way to Tanga from Tezpur). Few plants are available at this place (Cooch behar), in undisturbed areas.

Thanks for sharing nice pictures of Alpinia zerumbet of Zingiberaceae family (the ginger family).
Please visit the following link to further information, especially about the uses of this species. Habit of the plant is also available in the link.

Could it be Alpinia blepharocalyx K. Schumann? Because this species is distributed in the Bhutan foothill areas of North bengal and Assam. And it can be identified easily by its brown dried bracteoles, which is very prominent in your photos. I have attached my pics on this sp.

I think it will be Alpinia roxburghii Sweet (syn. Alpinia blepharocalyx K.Schum.), as per images and details herein.

It is Alpinia ovoidocarpa. A. blepharocalyx has bracteoles ovate, 2.5-2.7 x 1.8-2 cm, deciduous, red when young turn to brown and brittle on maturity. Whereas the bracteoles of A. ovoidocarpa has pale green bracts that turn to brown when the flower opens.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *