Hedychium coronarium

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  1. Genus: Hedychium coronarium
  2. Family: Ginger (Zingerbericeae)
  3. Chuukese name: Sinser
  4. English name: White butterfly ginger
  5. Kosraean name:
  6. Pohnpeian name: sinser
  7. Yapese name: kokoris
  8. Growth form: herb
  9. Growth location: terrestrial
  10. Growth environment: Cultivated garden
  11. Growth zone: Tropical
  12. Average height:150 cm
  13. Stem: smooth
  14. Leaf arrangement: alternate
  15. Stipule: absent
  16. Petioles: none
  17. Leaf blade: linear, 10 to 12 cm long, cuneate, green, smooth
  18. Inflorescence: spikelet, 6-8 flowers
  19. Floral bracts: green, 2-4 cm long, funnel form
  20. Flower: papilionaceous (butterfly), red
  21. Calyx: none
  22. Corolla: three petals
  23. Stamens: three white anther and filament, curved upward
  24. Ovary: inferior ovary
  25. Style: white, 2 cm long, stigma: yellow-like color
  26. Fruit: none
  27. Seed: none
  28. Anything: the roots of the plant is being used for different recipes, sweet scent
  29. Cultural usage: flowers are use for leis, decoration, use for giving scent to a certain place

Collected by: M. Johnny

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