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Hedychium

Hedychium spp.

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Starr 020803-0084 Hedychium coronarium x gardnerianum
Hedychium gardnerianum
Hedychium gardnerianum - Flores (Azores)

Overview

A genus of rhizomatous perennial flowering plants in the Zingiberaceae family native to parts of Asia where they are found in lightly wooded habitats. There are 93 accepted species in this genus, and some have become widely naturalised in non-native countries worldwide. Commonly known as dense ginger lily, some species are cultivated for their fragrance and for the tall flower spikes in shades of white, yellow or orange.