Hedychium coronarium Koenig

  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Zingiberaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Hedychium chrysoleucum Hook.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Hedychium coronarium J.König
  • Common name : Butterfly Lily, Common Ginger Lily, Butterfly Ginger Lily, Garland flower, White ginger
  • Vernacular name : Suruli, Sugandhi (Kannada); Sontaka (Marathi); Elipoochedi, Sugandhi, Saugandhikam (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Moist deciduous forests, also grown in gardens
  • Comments / notes : On hills above 1000m. Occasional in clumps by stream banks and in marshy places. Widely cultivated and naturalized in the tropics
  • Flower, Fruit : July-October
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : East Godavari district, Vizianagaram district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Mumbai Suburban district, Kolhapur district, Mumbai-City district, Palghar district, Raigad district, Ratnagiri district, Sindhudurg district, Thane district, Nagpur district, Pune district, Satara district
    • Odisha : Kalhandi district, Mayurbhanj district, Ganjam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Namakkal district, Salem district, Theni district
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Myanmar, Malay Islands
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; B. D. Sharma, S. Karthikeyan & N. P. Singh 1996 - Flora of Maharashtra state - Monocotyledons; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Ravichandran, V. 2016. Taxonomic and Phytogeographical investigation on endemic plants of Western Ghats with special reference to Megamalai Wildlife Sanctuary of Tamil Nadu (Ph.D. thesis work).
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Hedychium coronarium. Downloaded on 5 December 2019.

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