Genus: Alpinia Roxb.

Family: Zingiberaceae
Subfamily: Alpinioideae
Tribe: Alpinieae
Genus number: 451
Last updated: 31-Jul-2018
Accession Count: 42 (7 active, 7 available) in National Plant Germplasm System
  • • conserved (nom. cons., Shenzhen ICN Art. 14.10 & App. III) over the earlier homonym (Shenzhen ICN Art. 53) Alpinia L., nom. rej.
  • • also conserved against Albina Giseke, Buekia Giseke, & Zerumbet J. C. Wendl.

List of Species Records in GRIN


  1. Boer, H. de et al. 2018. Convergent morphology in Alpinieae (Zingiberaceae): recircumscribing Amomum as a monophyletic genus. Taxon 67:6-36.
  2. Kress, J. W. et al. 2005. The molecular phylogeny of Alpinia (Zingiberaceae): a complex and polyphyletic genus of gingers. Amer. J. Bot. 92:167-178. Note: a polyphyletic genus

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  • Seeds: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Check Index Nominum Genericorum for Alpinia
Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 5 July 2020.