Hedychium philipinense k.schum.

Herbaceous plants with ‘pseudostems’ formed by leaf sheaths; rhizomatous. Mainly epiphytic or lithophytic. Leaves sessile, alternate on the pseudostem, oblong, up to 20⎼47 cm long, 8⎼12 cm wide, apex acuminate, base broad and clasping. Flowers creamy-white to light yellow, in short terminal inflorescence, 2 from the axils of the bracts; fruits 3-angular, c. 3⎼4 cm long, bright orange, dehiscent, with dark red seeds.

Fernando, E.S., V.B. Amoroso, D.N. Tandang, C.I. Banag, A.B. Lapis, W.S. Gruèzo, F.P. Coritico, F.A. Pollisco Jr., A.M. Palijon, M.D. Ching, F.P. Lansigan, C. Garcia-Francisco, N.M. Lita, A.M. Tagtag, & J.L. De Leon. 2021. Threatened Plants of the Philippines. 147p. Biodiversity Management Bureau, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Quezon City, Philippines. ISBN 978-621-96498-0-3.
Pelser, P.B., J.F. Barcelona, & D.L. Nickrent (eds.). 2011 onwards. Co’s Digital Flora of the Philippines.
Tandang, D.N., E.R. Tadiosa, & A.P. Andres. 2014. A Pictorial Handbook on Peat Swamp Flora of Agusan Marsh. Peat Swamp Forest Project, IFAD/GEF EU Funded, 2014. 329p. Biodiversity and Management Bureau (BMB-DENR) and National Museum of the Philippines, Quezon City, Philippines.
Tobias, A.B., P.L. Malabrigo Jr., A.G.A. Umali, G.T. Eduarte, A.B. Mohagan, & N.P. Mendez. 2019. Taxonomy, recollection and conservation of newly discovered populations of Hedychium philippinense (Zingiberaceae): an endemic and threatened species in the Philippines. Asian Journal of Conservation Biology 8(1): 88–92.

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Hedychium Philippinense
  • Leaves with midrib not extended into tendril.
  • Leaves alternate or spiral in arragement
  • Plants with pseudostems formed by leaf sheaths
  • Angiosperms
  • Plants producing true flowers and fruits for sexual reproduction