'Grand Etang'

 

 

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Cultivar epithet:  'Grand Etang'

Species/hybrid:  Heliconia bihai x caribaea

Description:  Erect inflorescence; 9 to 14 distichous bracts, dark
red to maroon, thin clear distal lip, small green tip, basal bract mostly green, pale green keel on second and third bracts. Rachis red; sepals light green on distal third and white proximally; ovary and pedicel white. Vegetation musoid, some shoots with white waxy coating, extending onto petiole and lower midrib. Height
2.7 to 4.6 m (9 to 15 feet).

Nominant:  F. Berry and A. Carle (1989)

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

  

 

 

 

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