Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Alpinia Nutans | Nag-damani | champa

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Zingiberales
Family: Zingiberaceae
Subfamily: Alpinioideae
Tribe: Alpinieae
Genus: Alpinia
Species: A. nutans
Binomial name
Alpinia nutans

Common Names – Nag-damani, champa

A very handsome tall plant, a native of the East Himalayas, Burma. Leaves long. Flowers in long panicles. Corolla white with a tinge of pink, the lip beautifully variegated with red and yellow.
In blossom, generally, most of the year, thrives well in swampy ground. Propagated by division of rhizomes.

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