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Hedychium roxburghii

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Author: Carl Ludwig von Blume, 1827
Origin:  Java
Soil:  Rich
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  3 Centimetres
Height:  80 Centimetres
Flower:  White - Crème Colour
Propagate:  Seeds/Rhizomes
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Hedychium roxburghii var. oblongum, Bakh.f.
Gandasulium roxburghii, Kuntze.

This member of the Zingiberaceae family was described by Carl Ludwig von Blume in 1827. It is found on Java, growing in a rich soil with some water and some sun. The rhizomes will grow up to three centimetres in diameter, the whole plant up to 80 centimetres in height. The flowers are white to crème coloured.

Seen as a member of the Scitaminceae family.

The genera name means 'sweet snow', referring to the flowers. The species name after William Roxburgh, 1751-1815, a Scottish surgeon and botanist.