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Common name

English: Orange gingerlily, Scarlet gingerlily

Mandarin: 红姜花 (hong jiang hua)

Portuguese: Gengibre laranja, Lírio-gengibre-laranja


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Liliopsida (392)

      Order: Zingiberales (26)

        Family: Zingiberaceae (12)(family description)

          Genus: Hedychium (6)

            Epithet: coccineum Wall. (1)

Synonyms: Gandasulium angustifolium (Roxb.) Kuntze, Gandasulium coccineum (Buch.-Ham. ex Sm.) Kuntze, Hedychium angustifolium Roxb., Hedychium aurantiacum Roscoe, Hedychium carneum Roscoe, Hedychium longifolium Roscoe, Hedychium roscoei Wall. ex Roscoe, Hedychium squarrosum Buch.-Ham. ex Wall., Hedychium squarrosum Buch.-Ham. ex Wall.

angustifolium => with narrow leaves

aurantiacum => orange-like, orange-coloured

coccineum => scarlet

longifolium => having long leaves

roscoei => William Roscoe (1753-1831), English historian, leading abolitionist and miscellaneous writer

squarrosum => being rough or scurfy


Climate: tropical

Habit: herb

Flower colour: red, orange

External links

Check for Hedychium coccineum at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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