Hedychium gardnerianum Ker Gawl.

Ginger Lily

Plant 2-3 m tall. Leaves lanceolate, tip long-pointed, to about 40 cm long, 15 cm wide. Flower cluster about 25-35 cm long, to 20 cm wide, the bracts narrow and not tiling over one-another, each with 1-2 flowers. Flowers yellow with yellow lips, highly fragrant; summer. Filament bright red.


Naturalised in moist habitats Queensland and New South Wales.

Source: Spencer, R. (2005). Zingiberaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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Distribution map
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Lilianae
order      Zingiberales
family       Zingiberaceae
genus        Hedychium A. Koenig