The new species Alpinia rugosa S. J. Chen & Z. Y. Chen (Zingiberaceae) is described and illustrated from Hainan, China. The new taxon is distinguished from its related species A. kwangsiensis T. L. Wu & S. J. Chen by having a shorter pseudostem, smaller and more pronounced rugose to the leaf blade, shorter inflorescence, absent bracteole, pink calyx, and an orange labellum with a red tinge.
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