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Kahili ginger

Hedychium gardnerianum


Spiky, orange flowers with red fruiting bodies. The leaves are very long (maybe 1.5 ft) and have parallel venation.


Seen in the tropical rainforest on Mauna Loa volcano, at altitude 4500 feet in Volcanoes National Park.


Incredibly invasive and not Hawaiian. Kahili ginger is native to the Himalayas.

1 Comment

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 7 years ago

Thanks again, C. Daehler!

mauna Kunzah
Spotted by
mauna Kunzah

Hawaii, USA

Spotted on Jan 4, 2013
Submitted on Jan 7, 2013

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