Alpinia malaccensis is cultivated for ornamental and... more
Alpinia malaccensis - seeds
Alpinia malaccensis is cultivated for ornamental and medicinal purposes. It is a native of Indonesia and Malaysia. An oil is obtained from dried rhizome. The rhizomes are ginger-scented. Likes a slightly acid soil. Tubular flowers in droopy clusters. The flowers come mostly in summer.
Alpinia zerumbet is called a "shell ginger" or "shell... more
Alpinia zerumbet - seeds
Alpinia zerumbet is called a "shell ginger" or "shell flower" most commonly, because its individual pink flowers, especially when in bud, resemble sea shells. Alpinia zerumbet is close related to Alpinia malaccensis and Alpinia nutans.