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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Madagascar, S. China to Tropical Asia.

Native to:

Assam, Bangladesh, Borneo, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Hainan, India, Jawa, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Madagascar, Malaya, Maluku, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet, Vietnam, West Himalaya

Introduced into:

Andaman Is., Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Ascension, Azores, Belize, Bismarck Archipelago, Bolivia, Brazil Northeast, Brazil Southeast, Cape Provinces, Colombia, Cook Is., Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Fiji, Florida, French Guiana, Galápagos, Gulf of Guinea Is., Guyana, Haiti, Hawaii, Honduras, Jamaica, Juan Fernández Is., Korea, KwaZulu-Natal, Leeward Is., Mauritius, Mexico Southwest, Nansei-shoto, New Caledonia, New South Wales, New Zealand North, Nicobar Is., Northern Provinces, Ogasawara-shoto, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Queensland, Réunion, Samoa, Society Is., Sri Lanka, St.Helena, Suriname, Tonga, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Wallis-Futuna Is., Windward Is.

Hedychium J.Koenig appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
17102.000
Schilling, A.D. [W.956] 34590.000
Gossner, A., Zambia 38358.000

First published in A.J.Retzius, Observ. Bot. 3: 73 (1783)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2004). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-54382. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Art and Illustrations in Digifolia
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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