EPPO Global Database

Alpinia purpurata(AIIPU)

Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: AIIPU
  • Preferred name: Alpinia purpurata
  • Authority: (Viellard) Schumann


Malesia (Moluccas), New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Pacific islands (including Hawaii), New Caledonia. Cultivated as an ornamental. Introduced in India, Indochina (Thailand), Mexico, South America (Colombia to Peru), Fiji and other Pacific islands

Common names
Name Language
red ginger English
scharlachrote Alpinie German
lavande rouge French
gengibre rojo Spanish
gengibre-púrpura Portuguese