'Parakeet'

 

 

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Cultivar epithet:  'Parakeet'

Species/hybrid:  Heliconia psittacorum

Description:  : Erect inflorescence; 4 to 5 distichous bracts, dark red to pink distally with pale green or cream-yellow proximally; rachis pale green or cream; sepals yellow to orange with distal dark green band and white or yellow tip; ovary green; pedicel light green distally and cream proximally. Vegetation musoid. Height 0.9 to 1.8 m (3 to 6 feet).

Publication:  Kepler, A.K. 1989. Exotic tropicals of Hawaii. Mutual Publishing, Honolulu.

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

 

Heliconia psittacorum 'Parakeet'
Heliconia psittacorum 'Parakeet'
 

  

 

 

 

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