'Inca'

 

 

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Cultivar epithet:  'Inca'

Species/hybrid:  Heliconia zebrina

Description:  Erect inflorescence; 5 to 7 distichous bracts, red-orange to pink-orange on older bracts, rachis red; sepals green; ovary dark green; pedicel light green. Vegetation musoid, upper surface of leaf blades with 6 to 9 dark green bars extending laterally out from midrib, lower surface green or maroon. Height 0.6 to 1.2 m (2 to 4 feet).

Nominant:  F. Berry and J. Kress (1991)

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

 

Heliconia zebrina 'Inca'
Heliconia zebrina 'Inca'
(Photo by W.J. Kress, Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution)

  

 

 

 

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