Native Plants

Alpinia conchigera

Lengkuas Kecil
NE
Not Evaluated
Malaysia Plant Red List
2010
QR Code
SSN 05571
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Taxonomy

  • Kingdom
  • Division
  • Class
  • Order
  • Family
  • Genus
  • Specific Epithet
    conchigera Griff.
  • Synonym
  • Vernacular Name
  • Residential
    Native
The taxonomic status is pending for approval

Description

Alpinia conchigera or commonly known as the Lesser Alpinia (Lim, 2016) is a herb that can grow up to 120 cm tall (Burkill, 1966). This species is semi-wild and can be found in damp open places such as the edges of rice fields and under the shade of rubber trees and oil palms. Among the Peninsular species of Alpinia, this species has the smallest flowers with small and capsule-like fruits containing three to five seeds. The leaves are shortly petiolate, lanceolate-oblong, glabrous, and dark green. This species is widespread from eastern Bengal to Indo-China and southward to Peninsular Malaysia and Sumatra (Holttum, 1950; Ibrahim et al., 2009). The rhizomes of this species are found to have many uses from enhancing flavours in food, treatment of fungal infection and post-partum medicine. 

Assessment

Year Published Assessment Red List Category Version
2010 Malaysia Plant Red List
Not Evaluated (NE)
N/A

Structure

Fruits
3D Shape
 
Globose

Location

by State Location
  • Selangor 1
Based on publications, specimens, and images

Biodiversity Experts

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Ahmad Aldrie Amir (Dr.)
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
  • Vascular
  • Biodiversity
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  • Environment
  • Evolution
  • Forest
  • History
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  • Management
  • Marine & Coastal
  • Protected Areas
  • Science
  • PM
  • SBH
  • SWK
  • SEA
  • W
Anisah Lee Abdullah (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  • Coral Reefs
  • Vascular
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  • Climate Change
  • Conservation
  • Ecosystems
  • Environment
  • Geoinformatics
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  • Marine & Coastal
  • Protected Areas
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Water
  • PM
  • SBH
Asyraf Mansor (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  • Palms
  • Vascular (Ecology)
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Ecosystems
  • Environment
  • Evolution
  • Forest
  • PM
Chong Ju Lian (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)
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  • Invasive Alien Species
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  • Digital Sequence Information (DSI)
  • Marine & Coastal
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Kartini Binti Saibeh (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)
  • Vascular
  • Agriculture
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  • SBH
Mohamad Azani Alias (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  • Vascular (Taxonomy)
  • Vascular
  • Vascular
  • Amphibians
  • Amphibians
  • Biodiversity
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  • Protected Areas
  • Forest
  • PM
  • SBH
  • SWK
  • SEA
Mohd Fahmi Abu Bakar (Ts. Dr.)
Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA)
  • Vascular
  • Digital Sequence Information (DSI)
  • Evolution
  • Genetics
  • Molecular
  • Systematics
  • PM
Mohd Norfaizal Ghazalli (Dr.)
Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI)
  • Vascular
  • Pitcher plants
  • Agriculture
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  • Science
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  • PM
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  • SWK
  • SEA
Nazahatul Anis Amaludin (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK)
  • Vascular (Ecology)
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • PM
Nor Ezzawanis Abdullah Thani (Mrs.)
Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
  • Vascular (Taxonomy)
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  • PM
Nur Kyariatul Syafinie Abdul Majid (Ms.)
Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK)
  • Vascular (Ecology)
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate Change
  • Conservation
  • Forest
  • Protected Areas
  • PM
Nur Supardi Md Noor (Dr.)
Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
  • Palms
  • Vascular
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate Change
  • Conservation
  • Ecosystems
  • Environment
  • Forest
  • Management
  • PM
  • SBH
  • SWK
  • SEA
  • W
Robert Francis Peters (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)
  • Ginger
  • Elephants (Ecology)
  • Protected Areas
  • Access and Benefit-sharing (ABS)
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Economics
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  • Traditional Knowledge (TK)
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Rusea Go (Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  • Orchids (Taxonomy)
  • Vascular (Taxonomy)
  • Vascular (Ecology)
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
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  • Forest
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  • Protected Areas
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  • Invasive Alien Species
  • PM
  • SBH
  • SWK
Tam Sheh May (Dr.)
Taylor's University
  • Orchids
  • Vascular
  • Biodiversity
  • Data Analysis
  • Evolution
  • Genetics
  • Molecular
  • PM
Tan Swee Lian (Dr.)
Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM)
  • Vascular (Ecology)
  • Agriculture
  • Biodiversity
  • PM
  • SBH
  • SWK
Yong Kien Thai (Dr.)
University of Malaya (UM)
  • Moss
  • Vascular (Taxonomy)
  • Ferns (Taxonomy)
  • Protected Areas
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Evolution
  • Taxonomy
  • PM
  • SBH
  • SWK
  • SEA
PM - Peninsular Malaysia; SBH - Sabah; SWK - Sarawak; SEA - Southeast Asia; W - World;

References

Article
  1. Ibrahim, H., Aziz, A.N., Syamsir, D.R., Mohamad Ali, N.A., Mohtar, M., Mat Ali, R. & Awang, K. (2009). Essential oils of Alpinia conchigera Griff. and Their Antimicrobial Activities. Food Chemistry 113 (2), 575-577
  2. Milow, P., Malek, S. & Ramli, M.R. (2017). Medicinal Plants of the Indigenous Tribes in Peninsular Malaysia: Current and Future Perspectives. Active Ingredients from Aromatic and Medicinal Plants. . https://doi.org/10.5772/66658
  3. Sulaiman, M.R., Zakaria, Z.A., Mohamad, A.S., Ismail, M., Hidayat, M.T., Israf, D.A. & Adilius, M. (2010). Antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory effects of the ethanol extract of Alpinia conchigera rhizomes in various animal models. Pharmaceutical biology 48 (8), 861-868
Book
  1. Faridah-Hanum, I. & Shamsul, K. (2004). A guide to the common plants of Ayer Hitam Forest, Selangor, Peninsular Malaysia. Universiti Putra Malaysia Press, Serdang, Malaysia. pp. 220.
  2. Wong, K.M. (2001). Medicinal Plants, Rain Forests and Us. pp. 38.
Chapter in book
  1. Milow, P., Malek, S. & Ramli, M.R. (March 2017). Medicinal Plants of the Indigenous Tribes in Peninsular Malaysia: Current and Future Perspectives. In El-Shemy, H. (Ed.), Active Ingredients from Aromatic and Medicinal Plants. InTechOpen. pp. 14.
Checklist
  1. Checklist of the Zingiberaceae of Malesia. BLUMEA, 2004
Proceeding
  1. Conservation, Management and Development of Forest Resources: Proceedings of the Malaysia-United Kingdom Programme Workshop, 21-24 October 1996, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (1996)

Acknowledgements :- Ms. Ajla Rafidah Baharom, Mr. Badrul Amin Bin Jaffar, Ms. Nazila Binti Zainudin, Ms. Norazah Binti Norddin, Ms. Nurfadzilah Bt Azmi, Mrs. Nurfarhana Hizan Binti Hijas, Ms. Nurul Aimi Amirah Binti Mohd Zaki, Ms. Nurul Fatinizzati Binti Abd Halim, Mr. Tan Kok Kiat, Ms. Umairah Binti Ishak & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

Photo credit :- Chan YM & Saw Leng Guan

Species Citation :- Alpinia conchigera. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Accessed via https://www.mybis.gov.my/sp/5571. [Retrieved 28 May 2024].

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