Specimen No.1 - a flowering bush
Its flower in greater details
In Peninsula Malaysia, there are 23 species from this group. Some names of the conspicuous species are shown.
|Scientific Names||Common Names||Local Names|
|Alpinia petiolata||Stalked -leaved Alpinia|
|Alpinia conchigera||Lesser Alpinia||Lengkuas ranting|
|Alpinia rafflesiana||Raffles' Alpinia|
|Alpinia javanica||Javanese Alpinia||Lengkuang, Gingin, Paur Puteh|
|Alpinia mutica||Narrow -leaved Alpinia|
|Alpinia galanga||Greater Galangal||Lengkuas|
|Alpinia melanocarpa||Black -fruited Alpinia||Lengkuas ranting|
More of Alpinia Flowers
The second specimen
The buds are closer grouped
| A close up of the flowers
With little difference
too are closely packed.
Yet another below the dry land and hill species.
Flower arising singly from the axis of the inflorescence.
A bush of the next hill species.
Flowers arising in groups of more than 2 from the axis of the inflorescence. Cup-shaped, not split along one side and not falling off early.
One species found in the state of Pahang
More variance in other species.
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