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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & Subtropical Asia to W. Pacific.

[FZ]

Sterculiaceae, H. Wild. Flora Zambesiaca 1:2. 1961

Morphology General Habit
Evergreen trees with lepidote branchlets and petiolate simple coriaceous leaves; stipules present.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers dioecious, in axillary many-flowered panicles; bracts and bracteoles present. Female flowers: perianth as in the male; ovary of 5 connate carpels; styles connate, short; stigmas 5, thick. Male flowers: androphore with 5 anthers at its apex and with a vestigial style protruding through it.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx campanulate, 5-lobed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals absent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Ripe carpels woody, indehiscent, keeled along the back, 1-seeded.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds without endosperm; cotyledons very thick.

Native to:

Andaman Is., Assam, Bangladesh, Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo, Cambodia, Caroline Is., China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Fiji, Hainan, India, Japan, Jawa, Kazan-retto, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Maluku, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New South Wales, Nicobar Is., Ogasawara-shoto, Philippines, Queensland, Samoa, Solomon Is., Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet, Vanuatu, Vietnam

Introduced into:

Ascension, Bolivia, Canary Is., Colombia, Cook Is., Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Florida, Haiti, Hawaii, Honduras, Jamaica, Korea, Leeward Is., Mexico Southwest, Peru, Puerto Rico, Santa Cruz Is., St.Helena, Trinidad-Tobago, West Himalaya, Windward Is.

Alpinia Roxb. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
May 1, 2015 Edwards, P.J. [3583], Thailand K000720703
May 1, 2015 Edwards, P.J. [3583], Thailand K000720705
May 1, 2015 Edwards, P.J. [3583], Thailand K000720704
Sands, M.J.S. [467] 13369.008
Sands, M.J.S. [235], Indonesia 20462.010
Sands, M.J.S. [595] 26332.028
Sands, M.J.S. [857], Papua New Guinea 29047.053
Sands, M.J.S. [549], Indonesia 33386.000
Sands, M.J.S. [459], Indonesia 3360.038
Sands, M.J.S. [2294], Papua New Guinea 40567.000
Sands, M.J.S. [525], Indonesia 6049.296
Reilly, J. [500], Malaysia 49850.000
Johns, R.J. [10415], New Guinea 71260.000
Reilly, J. [267], Malaysia Catimbium 49876.000

First published in Asiat. Res. 11: 350 (1810)

Accepted by

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.

Art and Illustrations in Digifolia
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Flora Zambesiaca
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Interactive Key to Seed Plants of Malesia and Indo-China
The Malesian Key Group (2010) Interactive Key to Seed Plants of Malesia and Indo-China (Version 2.0, 28 Jul 2010) The Nationaal Herbarium Nederland Leiden and The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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