Yellow Ginger Lily; 

at Jijamata Udyan, Mumbai– March’10?;


Hedychium Flavescens : AK – efloraofindia | Google Groups




Hedychium flavescens from the Zingiberaceae family,
also known as peeli haldi
the flowers are very fragrant
this was planted by me at my place in alibaug

Nice, I wish I could see whole of the inflorescence

another one




Sharing Yellow Ginger Lily from Jijamata Udyan, Mumbai.

Excellent photographs ….


Posted on our group earlier.
Found along the roadside in Munnar.

Feedback from ……..This is the reply from …, a good friend of mine, curator of
Ginger garden at Singapore Botanic Gardens. “Hedychium sp., most probably H. flavescens“.
For validation.


Hedychium coronarium Yellow variety. 

Your upload seems to be Hedychium flavescens


This ornamental tall herb was photographed from Fremont in California, growing about 2 m tall.
Please help in choosing between H. flavum and H. flavescens.

dont know
people who have been dealing in them for a long time are themselves confess to be confused, see the answer by the Tallahassee guy (GingersRus(Tallahassee z8B) )
and he has two pages:

but there are two interesting pages

by a very interesting guy

ps same as the Tallahassee guy (GingersRus(Tallahassee z8B) )

so how do we separate them?

beats me

efi page on Hedychium flavescens

The major differences between two is as follows
Characters var. flavum var. flavescens
Lamina 26-37.5 cm long, green or hyaline    hairy below 46-50.5 cm long, golden yellow hairy below
Flower length 12.5-13 cm    15.3-15.6 cm
Calyx length 3.3-3.5 cm    4.2-4.4 cm
Corolla tube length 7.9-8 cm    9-9.1 cm
Dorsal corolla lobe length 3.7-3.8 cm   4.8-4.9 cm
Lateral staminodes 3.9-4.1 x 1.4-1.5 cm    5-5.1 x 1.6-1.8 cm
Labellum 3.8-4 x 3.3-3.6 cm    5-5.2 x 4-4.2 cm
Stamen length 4.3-4.5 cm    5.5-5.8 cm
Filament length 3.3-3.4 cm    4.7-4.8 cm

Based on flower size, inflorescence and leaves I go with H. flavescens.  


Hedychium flavescens Carey ex Roscoe : 4 posts by 1 author. 4 images- 6 mb each.

Location: Sankhu, Nepal

Date: 12 September 2020
Elevation: 1464 m. 
Habit: Wild


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