Hedychium coronarium Koenig

 
  • Family : ZINGIBERACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Zingiberaceae
  • Species : Hedychium coronarium
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Hedychium coronarium J.Keonig
  • Common name : Butterfly Lily
  • Vernacular name : Suruli, Sugandhi (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : CJS 14030, CJS 15460, KFP 3287
  • Key identification features : An erect, tall herb, about 2 m. high with a stout rootstock. Leaves are long, sessile, lanceolate, acuminate and glabrous. Flowers are showy, fragrant in dense oblong spikes. Both sepals and petals are petal-like. Corolla is narrow and tubular at the base (6 cm. long) and spreading at the free end.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Native : India
  • Comments : Flowers are fragrant, common near streams in W.Ghats. Also, widely cultivated in tropics for fragrant flowers.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Hassan, Mysore, Udupi, Dakshina Kannada
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 1988- Studies on Zingiberaceae of Karnataka; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara

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