Nghiem Quoc Trong, Nguyen Duc Binh, Tran Van On, Nguyen Phuong Hanh, Nguyen Trung Thanh

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Abstract: The genus of Alpinia Roxb, with about 250 species worldwide and 35 species in Vietnam, is one of the largest genera of the Zingiberaceae family. Many species of Alpinia, such as Alpinia oblongifolia and Alpinia oxyphylla, are used in Vietnamese traditional medicine. In this research, Alpinia graminifolia, a new species discovered in the mountains of Northern Vietnam (Quang Ninh province and Bac Giang province), was recorded for Vietnam’s flora. The specimens collected in Uong Bi City, Thuong Yen Cong commune, Mount Yen Tu (Quang Ninh province) and Son Dong district, Thanh Luan commune (Bac Giang province), are deposited at Vietnam National Museum of Nature (VNMN), the herbarium of Hanoi University of Pharmacy (HNIP), and the herbarium of the Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources (HN).

Keywords:Paddy galangal, smaller galangal, Zingiberaceae.

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