'Angry Moon'

 

 

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Cultivar epithet:  'Angry Moon'

Species/hybrid:  Heliconia griggsiana

Description:  Pendent inflorescence; 9 to 30 spiral bracts, red, or pink and then red at base, pale red along lip, dark red on tip (green tip on first two bracts), dark gray-blue-green, sometimes blackish-purple, on most of cheek and keel. Rachis pink or red, rarely yellowish; sepals gold distally to yellow proximally; ovary and pedicel yellow-cream. Vegetation musoid, with white waxy coating mainly on younger shoots, petiole and lower blade; maroon upper and lower midrib and maroon blotches on petiole. Height 1.8 to 8.8 m (6 to 29 feet).

Nominant:  D. Carli (1989)

Publication:  Berry, F. and W.J. Kress. 1991. Heliconia: An identification guide. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington.

 

Heliconia griggsiana 'Angry Moon'
Heliconia griggsiana 'Angry Moon'

 

 

  

 

 

 

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