'Red-yellow Gyro'

 

 

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Cultivar epithet:  'Red-yellow Gyro'

Species/hybrid:  Heliconia latispatha

Description:  Erect inflorescence; 6 to 18 spiral bracts, red with yellow or gold at base, basal bract with green keel and usually leaflet; rachis yellow with some green tint, sometimes golden; sepals pale yellow-green, usually with dark green stripe along margins; ovary green distally and pale yellow proximally; pedicel pale yellow. Vegetation musoid, usually with very thin maroon margin along leaves, rarely with maroon lower midrib. Height 1.5 to 5.5 m (5 to 18 feet).

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

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

 

  

 

 

 

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