Hedychium gardnerianum

Family Zingiberaceae

Species Profile

Species classification Invasive [World's Worst Invasive Alien Species]
Common namesGinger Lily, Kahila Garland-lily, Kahili Garland Lily, Kahili Ginger, Kahili Ginger Lily, Yellow Ginger Lily
SynonymsInformation unavailable
Growth formHerb
Seed dispersal morphologyFleshy fruit/Edible/Aril
Maximum height (m)2.5
Capable of vegetative reproductionYes
Native rangeAsia
Exotic range (Australia)NSW, QLD, VIC
Exotic range (other)Oceania, southern Africa, Atlantic Ocean Islands, Indian Ocean Islands, Pacific Ocean Islands, West Indes
Habitat types (exotic)Agricultural land, Bushland, Coastal vegetation/sand dunes, Disturbed areas (including trails), Forest, Grasslands, Riparian systems, Roadsides, Scrublands/shrublands, Urban areas, gardens and parks, Wetlands
Soil type (exotic)Information unavailable
Decade of introduction1850

National Climate Change Impact

Invasive Class 3

The area of suitable habitat and the habitat suitability of observations, for this species, are projected to decrease or remain the same under RCP 8.5 2065 compared to current climate suitability.

Maps of Habitat Suitability & Recorded Occurrences

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Current suitable habitat

2035 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

2065 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

Recorded occurrences

Recorded occurrences


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