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Hedychium villosum Wall.


Description from Flora of China

Pseudostems 1--2 m. Ligule lanceolate, 3.5--5 cm, membranous; petiole 1--2 cm; leaf blade oblong-lanceolate or oblong, 15--35 × 3.5--6(--9) cm, glabrous or abaxially pubescent along midvein. Spikes 15--25 cm, densely many flowered; rachis ± pubescent; bracts oblong, 1.5--2.5 cm, brown sericeous, 2- or 3-flowered. Calyx 2.5--3 cm, golden sericeous. Corolla white; tube ca. 3.5 cm; lobes reflexed, linear, 1.4--2.5 cm. Lateral staminodes slightly wider than corolla lobes. Labellum oblong-obovate, 1.4--2.5 cm, base attenuate into a claw, apex deeply 2-cleft. Filament purplish red, ca. 4.5 cm; anther sagittate, 2--3 mm. Capsule ovoid, ca. 1 cm, 3-valved, brown sericeous. Fl. and fr. Mar--Apr, (Dec).

Forests; 100--3400 m. Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, Yunnan [India, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam].


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