Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Alpinia Allughas | Taraka


Classification of Alpinia Allughas
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Zingiberales
Family: Zingiberaceae
Subfamily: Alpinioideae
Tribe: Alpinieae
Genus: Alpinia

Common Name: – Taraka

A stout perennial herb with stout tuberous, aromatic roots, leaves lanceolate polished; flowers large, numerous in succession, of a beautiful rose-colour, inodorous.
Flowering in the beginning of the rainy season.
Propagated by division of rhizomatous roots; found in S. Konkan.
Worth growing in gardens.

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