genus Alpinia


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Noun1.genus Alpinia - perennial rhizomatous herbs of Asia and Australia and Polynesia having ginger-scented rhizomesgenus Alpinia - perennial rhizomatous herbs of Asia and Australia and Polynesia having ginger-scented rhizomes
plant genus - a genus of plants
family Zingiberaceae, ginger family, Zingiberaceae - a family of tropical monocotyledonous plants of order Musales
Alpinia galanga, galangal - southeastern Asian perennial with aromatic roots
Alpinia officinalis, Alpinia officinarum, lesser galangal - Chinese perennial with pyramidal racemes of white flowers and pungent aromatic roots used medicinally and as flavoring
Alpinia purpurata, red ginger - an ornamental ginger native to Pacific islands
Alpinia speciosa, Alpinia Zerumbet, Languas speciosa, shall-flower, shell ginger, shellflower - cultivated for its shining oblong leaves and arching clusters of white flowers with pink shading and crinkled yellow lips with variegated magenta stripes
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Most of the species of the genus Alpinia ate economically important, since they are being used in the treatment of various ailments (Jitoe et al.
This newly discovered synchronized gender swap in nine species of the genus Alpinia reduces the risk of inbreeding, say Qing-Jun Li of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Mengla and his colleagues.