Alpinia purpurata

COMMON NAME

Red ginger, also called ostrich plume and pink cone ginger

TYPE

Ginger/Heliconia

FAMILY

Zingiberaceae

NOTES

The small, inconspicuous, tubular, white flowers emerge from between colorful floral bracts on terminal flower spikes. Young plantlets emerge from the base of the old inflorescences and can take root if they touch the ground.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

South Pacific

NATIVE HABITAT

Rich soils in wet habitats

WEB SOURCES

wikipedia.org

ctahr.hawaii.edu

wildlifeofhawaii.com



Alpinia purpurata