Angiosperms - Monocots
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Updated on 29/04/2021
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Alpinia sp. is a native plant in Hong Kong. It is in the taxonomic clade of monocot and belongs to the family of Zingiberaceae. The Alpinia sp. plant is with a pseudostem for up to 3m. It is with an inflorescence arrangement as raceme form. The flower of Alpinia sp. with a modified petal as labellum, acts as a platform for pollinator insects to land. As in the above picture, a bee is just visiting the flower. Reference: Flora of Hong Kong, Vol. 4
Nice pictures and clear description!
It's a bit difficult to judge if the flowers are pedicellate or not from the pictures. Comparing the pictures provided with those found in Hong Kong Herbarium website, the plant could be Alpinia halnanensis, which produces racemes.
Can you explain more about pseudostem?
petal , sepal , pileus , suspensor , stipe , sporangium , Labellum , columella , zygosporangium , sporangiophore
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