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

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Alpinia zerumbet

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La Rochelle

Alpinia zerumbet

Photo: Bart Wursten
La Rochelle

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Synonyms: Alpinia speciosa (Wendl.) K. Schum.
Common names: Shell flower (English)
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Growth form(s): Perennial.
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Biegel, H.M. (1977). Check-list of ornamental plants used in Rhodesian parks and gardens. Rhodesia Agricultural Journal. Research Report No. 3. Page 21.

Maroyi, A. (2006). Preliminary checklist of introduced and naturalized plants in Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(2) Page 192.

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Flora of Zambia: cultivated Alpinia zerumbet

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Alpinia zerumbet
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Alpinia zerumbet
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Wikipedia: Alpinia zerumbet

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Alpinia zerumbet., retrieved 30 May 2024

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