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Hedychium spicatum

Description: Stems grow to about 4 ft tall with rather thin leaves. Winter dormant. The stems die down in late autumn. Those bearing seed capsules remain green till seeds are ripe around the middle of winter. Some plants exhibit a marked red/brown tinge on the back of the leaves and the intensity of the colouration varies. Flowers in summer

Habitat: Nepal, Eastern Himalayas, Bhutan and Northeast India

 Ethnobotany: rhizomes used for medicine

NOTE: This species is currently prohibited by Government of India for export. A special nursery cultivated certificate is to be obtained for export documentation. Procedure has not been finalised yet.


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