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Hedychium coccineum Buch.-Ham. ex Sm. is native to southern China, the Himalayas, India and Indochina where it grows on the edge of forests and in mountain grasslands. Flowers are red to yellow. Both the Plant List and Plants of the World online do not recognize any varieties. But it is possible to acquire plants named as varieties so we are listing some of these below.
Hedychium coccineum var. aurantiacum is not listed in the various data bases as an accepted variety, but Hedychium aurantiacum Roscoe is considered to be a synonym of Hedychium coccineum. It could be considered a cultivar. It is a Himalayan species with glaucous foliage and small orange-red flowers. Photos by Alani Davis.
Hedychium coccineum var. angustifolium (Roxb.) Baker is as suggested by the epithet angustifolium commonly known as narrow leaf ginger. It is synonymous with Hedychium angustifolium Roxb. which is now considered to be a synonym of Hedychium coccineum. Photos by Antigoni Rentzeperis.