Alpinia hansenii

Description: Vegetatively distinctive, with very long petioles and long, reddish ligules (coloration especially prominent in new growth). Leaf undersides and margins hairy. Flowers terminal on vegetative stalk, but with leaf sheathing extending several inches beyond the start of the inflorescence, and arranged in a lax inflorescence. Short peduncles hold only one flower. Flowers white with red lip. Fruits round and red.

Distribution: Sepilok

Ecology/Habitat: Growing in the Sepilok Rainforest Discovery Center Botanical Gardens. Actual habitat preferences unknown.