Wednesday, September 30, 2015

එළ මල් [Ela mal]/White-ginger Lily/Butterfly ginger (Hedychium coronarium)

Native large herb of India and Malaysia. Perhaps also native to the Sri Lanka*. Cultivated and also naturalized in the wet lowlands and hill country up to about 1500 m altitudes

* Illustrated field guide to the flowers of Sri Lanka - J & J de Vlas 

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