'Black Cherry'



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Cultivar epithet:  'Black Cherry'

Species/hybrid:  Heliconia psittacorum

Description:  Erect inflorescence; 4 to 6 distichous bracts, dark red, shading to maroon distally on lower two bracts; rachis pink distally shading to red proximally; sepals green shading to dark green on distal third with darker green band and white tip; ovary green on distal third and white proximally; pedicel white. Vegetation musoid. Height 0.9 to 1.5 m (3 to 5 feet).

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






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