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Shell Ginger

Shell Ginger (Alpinia sp.)

This specimen belongs to a species of Alpinia, a genus in the ginger family. Alpinia occur throughout the warmer parts of Asia and usually grow in forests. The round, hairy fruit shown here comes from a plant similar to galangal (Alpinia galanga), a species that is rare outside Southeast Asia. Like a cardamom pod it contains three rows of fragrant seeds. 

Taken from Levon's latest body of work titled The Hidden Beauty of Seeds and Fruits, these macro photographs display the Carpology collection of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.  

  • Archival Giclée pigment print.
  • Available in –
    • 24 x 18 inches edition of 15
    • 40 x 28 inches edition of 45
  • All artwork is signed and supplied with a certificate of authenticity.
  • All sizes include a white border to assist framing and provide space for artist signature and edition numbering.  This border is included within the overall print dimensions.
  • Prints are supplied unmounted and are delivered in secure tube via tracked international courier (Parcel Force Worldwide and their affiliates). 

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