23rd January 2006
There is some confusion between Hedychium flavescens and Hedychium flavum, mostly a consequence of the
similarity of their names. Most material in cultivation seems to be H.flavescens, with pale yellow flowers having
a deeper yellow mark at the base of the labellum, which is longer than it is wide. Undersides of the leaves
have distinct hairs. Easily grown, but flowering very late in the
The hairs under the leaves can be detected by touch, they give the underside of the leaf a distinctively
silky feeling. They tend to grow parallel to the veins in the leaves and are a dull biscuit colour, which makes
them hard to see.
If you draw a finger lightly across the leaf, the hairs will be moved out of alignment, and become much more
15th August 2006
19th November 2008
12th December 2009
This clone has fairly dark coloured flowers, and came originally from Mark Fillan.