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Lesser Galangal

Alpinia officinarum


The plant is a large herb and grows from rhizomes.The flower is a long, erect stalk with white buds. When it opens one petal is large; streaked in golden brown.


Growing in a clump on land lying empty.


Leaves are definitely aromatic...cardamom like.

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Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Spotted on Feb 2, 2013
Submitted on Dec 8, 2014

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