Alpinia is a genus of flowering plants in the ginger family, Zingiberaceae. It is named for Alpinia brevilabris; Alpinia brevis; Alpinia brevituba; Alpinia burkillii; Alpinia caerulea – Australian native ginger; Alpinia calcarata – heen araththa. Alpinia galanga (also Languas galanga), a plant in the ginger family, is an herb used in cooking, especially in Indonesian and Thai cuisines. It is one of four. (Alpinia calcarata). Flowers are held on the ends of reed-like stems of dark green leaves, making for a showy display in spring and early summer. You are.

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Alpinia calcarata (Haw.) Roscoe | Species | India Biodiversity Portal

Alpinia calcarata or Snap Ginger is a plant native to India. It is less common in other parts of the world. Its mainly grown as an ornamental plant.

Click here to see all Semantic Properties associated calcagata this page. Please note that the above slideshow is automatically created by searching Flickr and does not contain manually curated images.

Hence, it is likely that some images may not be exactly of Alpinia calcarata. Click on the tabs below to know more The family consists of over 93 genera and over different species, with the center of diversity in South-East Asia.

Small to large herbaceous plants, distichous leaves with basal sheaths that overlap to form a pseudostem. Plants are either self-supporting or epiphytic. Flowers are hermaphroditic, usually strongly zygomorphic bilateral symmetryin determinate cymose inflorescences, with conspicuous, spirally arranged bracts. The perianth is composed of two whorls, a fused tubular calyx, and a tubular corolla with one lobe larger than the other two. Flowers typically have two of their stamenoids sterile stamens fused to form a petaloid lip, and have only one fertile stamen.

The ovary is inferior and topped by two nectaries, the stigma is funnel-shaped. More details can be found in the Binomial Classification section. If nothing is displayed in this section, it means the EoL ID has not been defined.

If no calcarqta are displayed below, it means the required data is absent. Click on “Edit with form” button on top of the page to add this information. Parameter Value s References See complete references in the References section at the cacarata Does this species have any medicinal use?


Yes Other plants of the same family having medicinal use: Yes User-reported Part s of the plant used in the food preparations Rhizomes Details of use in food preparations Does this species have any religious significance? Parameter Value s References See complete references in the References section at the end Is this plant cultivated commercially in India? No Uses for which the plant is commercially cultivated Plant parts of commercial value Products where this plant is used User-reported Description of use States where this plant is cultivated commercially Best period for planting this plant Best period for harvesting this plant Method of propagation Water requirement of this plant Pests and Diseases affecting this plant during cultivation Other considerations while cultivating this plant.

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The page may take some time to load since LigerCat is searching the entire PubMed database and sending us the results in real time. If there is an error message below, it means that there is no retrievable information available on NCBI If the number of nucleotide sequences is less thanvery little genomic work has been done on this species. A respectable number of nucleotide sequences is above Most of the nucleotide sequences may come from three sources: Click here to go to Google Images.

Flowers of India Web: Encylopedia of Life, EoL Web: SVM Catalog untrusted Web: Panicles less than 10 cm; rachis slightly velvety; proximal branches 3- or 4-flowered; bracteoles oblong, to 1. Corolla tube white, ca. Lateral staminodes red, subulate, ca. Labellum white with rose red and purple streaks, alpinja, 2. Ovary mm in diam.

Sessile EoL Is the leaf simple or compound? Simple Based on images. Some studies from University of Colombo have tried to study the effect of ethanolic extracts and hot water extracts on reproductive competence and pain cxlcarata in rats. The important active component is a polyphenol called Curcumin. It has been shown to have antioxidant, antibiotic, antitumor, antiamyloid, antiischemic and antiinflammatory properties.

See molecular details more more specific mode of action. Ratnasooriya06 Parts of the plant used for treatment Rhizome SVM Catalog untrusted Names of some medicinal active compounds alpinla this plant, if known. Details of the active chemical compounds found in this plant Is the molecular basis of the medicinal action known?


Zlpinia Details of molecular basis of action Are the toxic effects of consumption of this plant known? No Google search, Pubmed Details of the clinical studies related to the plant species. Ratnasooriya06 Are herbarium specimen available for this species?

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Institutes having herbarium samples. Retrieved from ” http: Stubs Plants Species page. Views Read View form View source View history. How to register here? This page was last modified on 6 Septemberat Privacy policy About Biodiversity of India: References See complete references in the References section at the end.

The ancestors of flowering plants diverged from gymnosperms around — million years ago, and the first flowering plants known to exist are from million years ago. They diversified enormously during the Lower Cretaceous and became widespread alpiniw million years ago, but replaced conifers as the dominant trees only around million years ago.

These are seed plants like Gymnosperms, but can be differentiated by the presence of flowers, seeds containing endosperm and seeds that produce a fruit.

Angiosperms are the most diverse and highly evolutionarily successful group of land plants. Liliopsida is considered the scientific name for monocots, but monocots may be called differently based on different taxonomic classification systems. The following features distinguish monocots from dicots – 1 Three flower parts in each wlpinia vs in dicots 2 One pore in pollen vs 3 3 One cotyledon vs 2 4 Vascular bundles in stem scattered vs concentric circles 5 Adventitious roots vs radicle-origin 6 Parallel venation vs reticulate These broad distinguishing features indeed have some exceptions.

Other plants of the same family having medicinal use: Alpinia calcarata is used atleast in Sri Lanka as a folk medicine for pain relief. Although several studies have shown efficacy of using turmeric for many diseases, reliable scientific evidence is lacking for many conditions. This article is a stub. You can help Project Brahma by expanding it.