Hedychium chrysoleucum W. J. Hooker, Curtis's botanical magazine 76: t. 4516 (1850).
Hedychium coronarium J. G. Koenig in Retzius Observationes 74 (1778).
Synonyms Hedychium coronarium J. G. Koening var. chrysoleucum (Hooker) J. G. Baker, Flora of British India 6 : 225 (1892). Distribution Description References Comments
W. J. Hooker's Hedychium chrysoleucum is at http://www.botanicus.org/page/467001. It will be noted that the plant illustrated bears a very strong resemblance to Hedychium 'Gold Spot'.
Hedychium chrysoleucum is a synonym of Hedychium coronarium although the name is sometimes applied to pale yellow-flowered plants that are most probably hybrids between Hedychium gardnerianum and Hedychium coronarium.
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