'Toucan'

 

 

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Cultivar epithet:  'Toucan'

Species/hybrid:  Heliconia clinophila x secunda

Description:  Pendent inflorescence; 3 to 7 spiral bracts, red, revoluted lips expose inner bract surface of red and light green-yellow, basal bract with green cheek and keel and dark red lip. Rachis light yellow or red, sometimes contorted; sepals light yellow with green tint distally; ovary pale green; pedicel light yellow. Vegetation musoid; upper surface with raised veins. Height 1.2 to 1.8 m (4 to 6 feet).

Nominant:  F. Berry (1989)

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



 

  

 

 

 

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