• The genus Alpinia is named in honour of the Italian botanist Prospero Alpino, a 17th-century Italian botanist who specialized in exotic plants. (jaycjayc.com)
  • Despite its reputation to grow only in tropical climes I have had this Alpinia purpurata come back for 4 years now after every winter in my zone 6b climate in southern PA. (davesgarden.com)
  • . A bulb of garlic, the most commonly used part of the plant, is divided into numerous fleshy sections called cloves . (statemaster.com)