African Plant Database

Alpinia zerumbet (Pers.) B. L. Burtt & R. M. Sm.
Protologue : Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 31(2): 204 (1972); Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 31[2]: 204-207 (1972)
Information on the genus : Alpinia
Basionym : Costus zerumbert Pers.
Status for SA : accepted (cultivated)
Status for TA : accepted (cultivated)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Costus zerumbert Pers.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Zerumbet speciosum Jacq.
=Alpinia speciosa (Jacq.) K. Schum. (1892)
=Elettaria speciosum Blume
=Phaeomeria speciosa (Blume) Merr. (1911)
Ecology and distribution
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb- Ht up to 3 states: KN

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Eur. Gard. Fl. 2: 129 (1984).
  • LEBRUN, J. P. & A. L. STORK (1995). Enumération des plantes à fleurs d’Afrique tropicale. Monocotyledones: Limnocharitaceae à Poaceae. Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 3: 37
  • Bothalia 28[1&2]: 35-39 (1998).
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