'Spectabilis'

 

 

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Cultivar epithet:  'Spectabilis'

Species/hybrid:  Heliconia indica

Description:  Erect inflorescence; 4 to 8 distichous bracts, pale green with thin red margins or mottled red and green; rachis pale yellow or green; sepals green becoming red with age; ovary pale
orange becoming red with age; pedicel yellow or green. Vegetation musoid, either green above with variable shades of bronzy red below, or green or reddish with rose pink, red, or white lateral striations. Height 3 to 6 m (10 to 20 feet).

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

 

Heliconia indica 'Spectabilis'
Heliconia indica 'Spectabilis'
(Photo by W.J. Kress, Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution)



 

  

 

 

 

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