A taxonomic revision of South Indian Alpinia Roxb. (Zingiberaceae)
Jose K. Mangaly & M. Sabu
Published on : 01-Jan-2022
DOI : https://dx.doi.org/10.22244/rheedea.1992.02.01.05Download
The genus Alpinia Roxb. in South India is revised. It is represented in this region by eight species, falling under different sections and subsections of the sub genus Alpinia viz. A. galanga (Sect. Alpinia subsect. Alpinia). A. calcarata. A. malaccansis, A. mutica, A. smithiae and A. zerumbet (sect. Alpinia subsect. Catimbium), A. abundiflora (Sect. Fax) and A. nigra (Sect. Allughas, subsect. A//ughas). A key for the species, their nomenclature and full descriptions are provided along with other relevant notes.