HEDYCHIUM CORONARIUM J.

KOENIG GROWS IN SECOIN GARDEN

IDENTIFICATION Pseudostems 1-3 m. Leaves sessile; ligule 2-3 cm, membranous; leaf blade oblong-lanceolate or lanceolate, 20-40 × 4.5-8 cm, adaxially glabrous, abaxially finely pubescent or thinly hairy, base acute, apex long acuminate. Spikes ellipsoid, 10-20 × 4-8 cm; bracts imbricate, ovate, 4.5-5 × 2.5-4 cm. Flowers white, fragrant. Calyx ab. 4 cm, split on 1 side. Corolla tube ab. 8 cm, slender; lobes lanceolate, ab. 5 cm, central one spatulate, apex mucronate. Lateral staminodes oblong-lanceolate, ab. 5 cm. Labellum white, pale yellow at base, obcordate, ab. 4-6 × 4-6 cm, apex 2-cleft. Filament ab. 3 cm; anther ab. 1.5 cm. Ovary sericeous. Common names (English, Vietnamese & Chinese): “Butterfly Lily”, “White Ginger Lily”, “Bạch Yến”, “Ngải tiên”, “Bạch Điệp”, “姜花”.

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