Hedychium deceptum N.E.Br., Gard. Chron., ser. 3, 71: 209 (1922). (syn: Hedychium rubrum A.S.Rao & D.M.Verma);



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Location Kalimpong Darjeeling West Bengal


Could be Hedychium rubrum.


Thank you very much
Hedychium rubrum is confirmed.

Pl check for Hedychium coccineum (a variety) 

To me also appear close to images at http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Red%20Ginger%20Lily.html rather than images at Hedychium coccineum

Hedychium deceptum 

For me it (photograph sent by …) does not match the photographs of Hedychium deceptum.

Hedychium rubrum A.S.Rao & D.M.Verma is a syn. of Hedychium deceptum N.E.Br., Gard. Chron., ser. 3, 71: 209 (1922).


Mamiyil Sabu– Novon: A Journal for Botanical Nomenclature 24(1):46-49. 2015 (Abstract- The overlooked name Hedychium deceptum N. E. Br., after a lapse of ca. 80 years, is identified as an earlier name for the well-known H. rubrum A. S. Rao & D. M. Verma. Its lectotypification is designated with a specimen located at Kew herbarium, and an amended description and illustration are provided with notes on synonymy, phenology, and geographical distribution. The species is endemic to the northeastern states of India and has ornamental potential.)

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