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Alpinia roxburghii?

Posted by Bernard_QLD Brisbane Aust (My Page) on
Sat, Nov 8, 03 at 7:13

Does anyone know how the leaves of Alpinia roxburghii look like? I bought one plant with this name but cannot find any useful info on how the plant actually looks like. It has fine (1-2 mm wide) cream coloured lines along the nerves of the leaves, looking a bit similar to A. formosana (spelling?). Are there any other Alpinias that have very regular white/cream lines on the leaves (it is not the variegated Shell ginger, I am sure). Anyone having an idea? Thanks.


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RE: Alpinia roxburghii?

Alpinia Sanderae- Striped Ginger


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RE: Alpinia roxburghii?

The only info I can find is for Hedychium roxburghii but no photos or much of description.
kevin


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RE: Alpinia roxburghii?

Thanks AmberSky but it is not A.sanderae or vittata. My plant looks more like A. formosana, it has narrow parallel creamish white stripes. Any other suggestions?


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RE: Alpinia roxburghii?

Hi Bernard, maybee its just another A. formasana.
regards Louis


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RE: Alpinia roxburghii?

Well, not much information to go by. It is possible that my plant is indeed A. formosana, maybe it was just incorrectly labelled (but why on earth A. roxburghii). Must have another close look at A. formosana in our local Bot. Garden, maybe mine is identical to theirs.


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RE: Alpinia roxburghii?

Hi Bernard

I bought a plant labeled Alpinia roxburghii from northern NSW. When I researched it was wrongly labeled and is Alpinia formosana, The pin striped ginger.


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RE: Alpinia roxburghii?

Although there are about 10 or so different variegated Alpinia, I can't think of any that have the same type variegation as A. formosana. Most have an irregular variegation, not the consistantly thin spaced stripes. The link below has some closeups of the foliage of A. formosana. The Alpinia page has some of the other variegates as well.

Tim Chapman

Here is a link that might be useful: Alpinia formosana


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RE: Alpinia roxburghii?

Thank you all for your comments and help. Since the plant had very recently flowered, it appears to be A. formosana.
Thanks again


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