'Crocodile'

 

 

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Cultivar epithet:  'Crocodile'

Species/hybrid:  Heliconia curtispatha x mariae

Description:  Pendent inflorescence; 49 slightly spiral bracts, red with black lip, 5.5 cm wide, 7 cm long; rachis red; sepals yellow.
Vegetation musoid; leaf blade 61 cm wide, 230 cm long; white waxy coating and maroon midrib on lower leaf surface; leaf blades lacerating into lateral segments.  Height 6.5 m (21 feet).

Nominant:  C. Black and A. Rodríguez (2004)
 
Publication:  Brunner, B.R. 2005. Registration of H. 'Crocodile' and H. 'Johnson Beharry V.C.'.  Bull. HSI 12(2):16.

 

Heliconia curtispatha x mariae 'Crocodile'
Heliconia curtispatha x mariae 'Crocodile'

 

Heliconia curtispatha x mariae 'Crocodile' close up
Heliconia curtispatha x mariae 'Crocodile' close up

 

  

 

 

 

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