Hedychium coronarium J.Koenig
Koenig, K.D. (1783) Observationes Botanicae : 73. Type: Malaya, Konig, s.n.; holo: ?.
Usually flowers and fruits as a shrubby plant about 1-2 m tall but it should be noted that only the leaves are above ground level. The true stem is below the soil surface.
The interpretation of the structure of the flowers of this species can be difficult because the staminodes resemble petals and the petals can then be mistaken for sepals. Flowers emit a pleasant but strong honeysuckle odour. Inflorescence terminal, about 20 cm long. Bracts broad, 3.5-7 cm long, imbricate, each subtending about 2-6 flowers. Bracteoles similar to the bracts. Calyx pubescent on the outer surface, about 3.5-4.5 cm long. Corolla tube about twice as long as the calyx, glabrous, about 7.5-8 cm long, lobes about 3-3.7 cm long. Labellum about 4-4.5 x 3-3.7 cm. Anther curved, orange, about 15 mm long, filament glabrous, about 40-55 mm long. Pollen white. Style +/- enclosed in the anther filament and anther. Stigma green.