Hedychium gardnerianum Ker Gawl.

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Hedychium gardnerianum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Entrance to Castle Guest House, Vumba

Hedychium gardnerianum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Entrance to Castle Guest House, Vumba

Hedychium gardnerianum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba Botanic Garden

Hedychium gardnerianum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba Botanic Garden

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Synonyms:
Common names: Kahili ginger lily (English)
Frequency: Locally abundant in some Vumba forests
Status: Introduced
Description:
Stems to 2 m. Inflorescence 25-35 cm, many-flowered. Flowers yellow. Stamens 5-7 cm, bright red, long-exserted; anthers orange. Capsule red inside.
Notes: As far as is known, this is the only species of Hedychium which is naturalised in Zimbabwe. The seeds are spread by birds (BW, pers. comm.).

Henderson (2001), p. 48 gives a drawing and other useful information about this species and three others which are naturalised in South Africa.

Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Occasionally naturalised in forest, especially secondary forest, in the Vumba.
Altitude range: (metres) 1430 - 1730 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Himalayas
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Thursday 24 November 2005
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African Plant Database: Hedychium gardnerianum
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Hedychium gardnerianum
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Hedychium gardnerianum
Ispot Southern Africa : Hedychium gardnerianum
JSTOR Plant Science: Hedychium gardnerianum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Hedychium gardnerianum
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Hedychium gardnerianum
Tropicos: Hedychium gardnerianum
West African Plants database: Hedychium gardnerianum


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Hedychium gardnerianum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=116120, retrieved 30 August 2016

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