Species Factsheet

Hedychium gardnerianum


Complete name: Hedychium gardnerianum Shepard ex Ker-Gawl
Taxonomy: Magnoliophyta » Magnoliophyta » Liliopsida » Zingiberales » Zingiberaceae » Hedychium gardnerianum
Authors: Philip Hulme
Last updated: November 8th, 2006

Common Names

Kahili ginger, Kahila garland-lily, wild ginger


Hedychium gardnerianum Shepard ex Ker-Gawl.

Short Description

A large leafy herb that can reach between1 and 3 m in height. Lance-shaped leaves arise off stems or basal stock. Fragrant yellow flowers are borne in long 25-30cm spikes. Red stamens are not present in the more cream coloured flowers of yellow ginger. Capsules contain seeds that are initially red then grey. This species is found in open habitats in warm moist climates.