Alpinia carolinensis


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Life form: rhizome
 

Alpinia carolinensis is a giant species, one of the largest of all the Zingiberaceae. The pseudostem here measures about 8 m (25') tall. It is native to the Caroline Islands in the western Pacific. The photo by Jacob Uluwehi Knecht shows Nhu Nguyen standing underneath the grove for scale.

Alpinia carolinensis, Jacob Uluwehi Knecht
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