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Hedychium gracilis 

Plant size: Stems to about 4 ft tall, not very stout.  In natural habitat found growing on rock out crops and mud ledges with rhizomes covered in rich humus. The rhizomes are not actually buried underground. The stems grow at an angle from the substrate and flowers are presented upright on the sloping stem. After flowering the stems die down in winter. Stems which bear seed pods remain green till seeds ripen in mid winter though the leaves may dry outWell established clumps produce healthy new stems with long inflorescences. Fragrant at night. Flowering from July/August onwards

Habitat: Eastern Himalayas, Nepal, Bhutan and Northeast India. Cool growing.

Ethnobotany: Not known.



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