'Barbados Flat'

 

 

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Cultivar epithet:  'Barbados Flat

Species/hybrid:  Heliconia caribaea

Description:  Erect inflorescence; 8 to 10 distichous bracts, red with yellow proximal lip, changing to clear lip and green at tip, basal bract mostly green, bracts laterally flattened; rachis red with white at basal bracts; sepals white basally to green distally with dark green stripe; ovary and pedicel white. Vegetation musoid, with white waxy coating on shoot, petiole, lower leaf surface and lower bracts of inflorescence. Height 3.6 to 5.5 m (12 to 18 feet).

Nominant:  D. Carli (1989)

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

 

Heliconia caribaea 'Barbados Flat'
Heliconia caribaea 'Barbados Flat'

 

  

 

 

 

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