|Spiked Ginger Lily|
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Hedychium spicatum is a small, hardy perennial that grows to around 1 m, with green leaves and large orange and white flowers. It is also commonly known as Spiked Ginger Lily, or Perfume ginger; with foreign names of Sandharlika संधार्लिका (Hindi), Kapur kachri कपूर कचरी (Hindi), and Takhellei (Manipuri), Cao Guo Yao 草果药 (Mandarin), Afer kocher (Amharic).
The aromatic dried root of this plant is often used as an incense in Ethiopia.
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