Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

Hedychium coronarium Konig.
ZINGIBERACEAE
Invasive, Potential problem species
Origin: Asia
Growth Form: Herb
Plant Description: Plant: Robust, rhizomatous herb up to 2 m high; leaves broad, lanceolate, sheathing the stems; flowers fragrant, stamens not or only slightly exserted. Leaves: Bright green, up to 600 mm long, tapering, downy beneath. Flowers: White, sometimes yellowish basally, in spikes up to 300 mm long; each flower has a slender tube, three narrow and three broad, petal-like lobes, floral bracts large, broad, tightly over-lapping, January–April. Fruit: Capsules.
Key Features:
Control: plant should be dug up and the rhizomes removed in their entirety
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