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Taxon: Hedychium flavescens Carey ex Roscoe

Genus: Hedychium
Family: Zingiberaceae subfamily: Zingiberoideae tribe: Zingibereae.
Nomen number: 18580
Place of publication: Monandr. pl. Scitam. t. 50. 1824
Name verified on: 22-May-1998 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 22-May-1998
No species priority site assigned.

NO ACCESSIONS IN NPGS UNDER THIS NAME.

Common names:

  • cream-ginger   (Source: F Hawaii ) – English
  • yellow ginger-lily   (Source: F Hawaii ) – English
  • yellow-ginger   (Source: F Hawaii ) – English
  • geelgemmerlelie   (Source: Weeds SAfr 2001 ) – Afrikaans
  • longoze   (Source: HerbSpices ) – French

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

      Native:
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indian Subcontinent: India [n.e.]; Nepal

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • AFRICA
    Macaronesia: Portugal - Azores
    Southern Africa: South Africa - KwaZulu-Natal
    Western Indian Ocean: Mauritius; Reunion
  • AUSTRALASIA
    New Zealand: New Zealand
  • PACIFIC
    North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii

      Cultivated:
  • widely cultivated in tropics & subtropics

References:

  • Craker, L. E. & J. E. Simon, eds. 1986–1987. Herbs, spices, and medicinal plants, 2 vols.
  • Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. 1980–. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon.
  • Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. 2003. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.
  • Hara, H. et al. 1978–1982. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal.
  • Henderson, L. 2001. Alien weeds and invasive plants: a complete guide to declared weeds and invaders in South Africa. Plant Protection Research Institute, Handbook 12.
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • Smith, R. M. 1998. FSA contributions: 11. Zingiberaceae. Bothalia 28:38. [naturalized].
  • Wagner, W. L. et al. 1990. Manual of the flowering plants of Hawai'i.
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. 1986–. European garden flora.
  • Weber, E. 2003. Invasive plant species of the world: a reference guide to environmental weeds.
More:

Check other web resources for Hedychium flavescens Carey ex Roscoe:

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP: North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Hedychium flavescens cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Check other web resources for images:

  • PlantSystematics.org
  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?18580 (02 September 2014)

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