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|Family: Zingiberaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Hedychium||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Hedychium flavescens Carey ex Roscoe
Leaf: ligule 4--5 cm, blade elliptic or narrowly so, to 55 × 10 cm. Inflorescence: to 15 cm, bract 4--10 cm, lanceolate. Flower: perianth +- yellow, exserted; lip 3--4 cm, oblanceolate, anther 11--13 mm, +- linear; stigma barely exceeding anther, conic, hairy.
Ecology: Spreading along perennially irrigated creek bed in redwood forest, from garden, by fragmenting rhizomes; Elevation: +- 115 m. Bioregional Distribution: SnFrB (Santa Cruz Co.); Distribution Outside California: native to India, Sri Lanka. Note: According to Dean Taylor, collector of specimens in UC/JEPS, inflorescences abort in October before flowers open unless special care is given, there otherwise is no evidence of sexual reproduction, and the plants he has seen appear to be best characterized as garden escapes (although they evidently have only "escaped" to irrigated land).
eFlora Treatment Author: Alan T. Whittemore
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Hedychium
Next taxon: Zosteraceae
Citation for this treatment: Alan T. Whittemore 2016. Hedychium flavescens, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=27772, accessed on May 29, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 29, 2016.