Wild plants in and around Shimane 島根とその周辺の野生植物

 

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Family:
 
Zingiberaceae /
Shougaka


 

Species in the genus Alpinia:


Alpinia japonica / Hanamyouga
 

   

Alpinia japonica / Hanamyouga ハナミョウガ

   

Alpinia japonica is an evergreen perennial inhabiting regions of mild climates. Its leaves measure 40-60cm in length, 5-8cn in width, in the shape of broad-lanceolate, not glossy, with velvety vellum hairs on upper and lower surfaces. Racemes are erect, with dense, fine hairs 10-15cm in length. Labellums are white, with red stripes on them. Capsules, about 1.5cm long, are broad-oblong and mature red. Bloom time: May-June.

       
                     
                     
                     

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