'Yellow Gyre'

 

 

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Cultivar epithet:  'Yellow Gyre'

Species/hybrid:  Heliconia beckneri

Description:  Erect inflorescence; 8 to 12 spiral bracts, yellow, basal and sometimes other bracts with green tint along keel, lower bracts rarely with scarlet blotches along keel. Rachis solid green or yellow on bract side and green on opposite side; sepals dark green distally to white proximally; ovary greenish distally and cream proximally; pedicel cream. Vegetation musoid. Height 2.1 to 4.6 m (7 to 15 feet).

Nominant:  F. Berry (1989)

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

 

Heliconia beckneri 'Yellow Gyre'
Heliconia beckneri 'Yellow Gyre'
(Photo by W.J. Kress, Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution)


 

  

 

 

 

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