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Red Ginger Lily   
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Red Ginger Lily
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Photo: Thingnam Sophia
Common name: Red Ginger Lily • Manipuri: তখেললৈ অঙাঙ্বা Takhellei angangba
Botanical name: Hedychium rubrum    Family: Zingiberaceae (Ginger family)

Red Ginger Lily is a very uncommon ginger with beautiful bright red flowers. In form, the flowers look similar to those of Butterfly Ginger Lily. Red Ginger Lily is closely related to Hedychium greenii and has similar shaped flowers. The differences though are many. Hedychium rubrum has a long spike with red bracts, which alone makes it attractive. It has many more flowers per stem than H. greenii and is also a fertile species. The plant grows up to 1.2 m tall. Red Ginger Lily is native to NE India. Flowering: September-October.

Photographed in Imphal, Manipur.
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