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Hedychium yunnanense Gagnep.


Description from Flora of China

Pseudostems stout. Ligule oblong, entire, 1.5--2.5 cm, membranous; leaf blade ovate-oblong to oblong, 20--40 × ca. 10 cm, glabrous, base attenuate into short petiole, apex caudate. Spikes to 20 cm; bracts lanceolate, 1.5--2.5 cm, glabrous, 1-flowered, margin involute. Calyx 1.7--2.8 cm, apex obtusely 3-toothed, ciliate. Corolla tube 3.5--5 cm, slender; lobes linear, 2.5--3 cm. Lateral staminodes oblong-linear, shorter and wider than corolla lobes, base narrowed. Labellum obovate, ca. 2 cm, apically 2-cleft for ca. 1/2 its length. Filament 3.5--4 cm; anther 1--1.2 cm. Ovary pilose. Stigma ciliate. Capsule 1.2--1.4 cm in diam., 3-angled, glabrous. Seeds many; aril red, lacerate. Fl. Sep.

Forests. Guangxi, Yunnan [Vietnam].


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