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Hedychium ximengense

Description from Flora of China

Pseudostems 0.6--1.5 m. Leaves sessile; ligule (1--)2--3 cm, membranous; leaf blade elliptic-lanceolate or lanceolate, elliptic on proximal leaves, 6--45 × 3--13 cm, adaxially glabrous, abaxially villous, base cuneate, rounded on proximal leaves, apex long acuminate or caudate. Spikes ellipsoid or oblong, 12--30 × 8--12 cm; bracts imbricate, elliptic, 4--4.5 × 2.6--3.3 cm, pubescent, 3-flowered. Flowers white. Calyx 3--5 cm, pubescent, split to middle on 1 side. Corolla tube 3.5--4 cm, slender; lobes oblanceolate, 1.7--2 cm. Lateral staminodes narrowly oblong, 1.6--1.8 cm. Labellum obovate, 2.5--3 × 2--2.2 cm, apex 2-lobed. Filament 1.2--1.5 cm; anther ca. 1 cm. Ovary sericeous. Capsule ovoid, 1.7--2.5 × 1.3--1.8 cm, obtusely 3-angled, villous. Seeds red; aril red. Fl. Jul.

* Forests; ca. 2000 m. S Yunnan (Ximeng Va Zu Zizhixian).


 

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