Hedychium gardnerianum Sheppard ex Ker Gawl., Bot. Reg. 9: t. 774 1824. (Syn: Gamochilus speciosus T.Lestib.; Hedychium gardnerianum var. pallidum (Regel) Baker; Hedychium pallidum Regel);
On a plant id forum I belong to it was suggested that because of the whorled leaves it might be COSTUS.
I am familiar with the flowers, but have never seen it with the seeds.
Is it Costus and if so which one?
Your assistance would be appreciated.
Date…. 16th April 2011. Morning.
Location…. South of LAVA. WEST BENGAL.
Inflorescence Type/ Size…. spike.
Flowers …. ????
Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds-…. see pics.
I dont think it is Costus. This could be any Zingiberaceae sps. May be Hedychium sp
My thoughts were also Zingiberaceae.
was this growing wild?
To the best of my memory it was growing wild. Not planted in a garden.
This should be a Hedychium sp.
may be Hedychium aurantiacum!
… up in the mountains…
The photo seems to be the fruitung stage of Hedychium gardenarium. In fruiting many spp of Hedychium looks same. Please see whether the lower side in glaucous (white powdery).
I had posted similar pods from Munnar growing wild (Request for ID : 190110-AK-1).
I was very eager to know how the flowers looked like.
Id could not be confirmed.
Closest I came to after a lot of searching was Hedychium gardnerianum, common name Kahili Ginger.
Hedychium gardnerianum ??
Hedychium for ID : Attachments (2). 4 posts by 3 authors.
Place : Lengpui, Mizoram. Date : 24-01-2013. Habitat : Wild. Habit : Herb.
Hedychium grandiflorum Regel : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)- 2 mb and 3 mb.
Location: Godawari, Lalitpur,, Nepal
Altitude: 1695 m.
Date: 08 August 2019
Habit : Wild
Hedychium gardnerianum Sheppard ex Ker Gawl. : 7 posts by 3 authors. 3 images- 4 to 7 mb each.
Location: Sundarijal, Kathmandu
Date: 07 August 2020
Elevation: 1718 m.
Habit : Wild
Nepali Names : सुन केवरा Sun Kewaraa / पंखा फूल Pankhaa Phool