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Alpinia is a genus of flowering plants in the ginger family, Zingiberaceae. It is named for Prospero Alpini, a 17th-century Italian botanist who specialized in exotic plants.<ref name="S&S">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> Species are native to Asia, Australia, and the Pacific Islands, where they occur in tropical and subtropical climates.<ref name=china>Alpinia. Flora of China.</ref> Several species are cultivated as ornamental plants.<ref name=fna>Alpinia. Flora of North America.</ref> Species of the genus are known generally as ginger-lilies.<ref name=fna/><ref>Alpinia. Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS).</ref>

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