Living Collection Virtual Herbarium

Zingiberaceae
Hedychium spicatum Smith var. acuminatum (Roscoe) Wallich

Verified by: Temperate sect. 5 September 2009
Notes: Verified with Flora of China online (www.eFloras.org) and Flora of Bhutan (RBG Edinburgh ed). Ligules hairy. Spikes cylindrical, bracts not covering inflorescence rachis. Fowers fragrant. Corolla tube to 6.5cm long. Labelum bilobed, yellowish-white with a red claw. Stamens and filament orange, shorter than the labelum. Lateral staminode reddish. Petals yellow. Sepals green tubular. Ovary hairy. Stigmas not exceeding the anther. Submitted as H. nepalense but this name was not found.
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Locality: Bhutan, Approach to Pele La.
Coordinates:  2500m
Collector: Kinmonth, F.W. 27

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