'Carib Flame'



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Cultivar epithet:  'Carib Flame'

Species/hybrid:  Heliconia bihai x caribaea

Description:  Erect inflorescence; 7 to 9 distichous bracts, mostly red with orange infusion on mid-cheek and thin yellow-green lip, basal bract mostly green and second bract with green keel; rachis green below and red above on lower three bracts, upper bracts with yellow below and red above; sepals green distally and white below; ovary and pedicel white. Vegetation musoid. Height 2.4 to 4.6 m (8 to 15 feet).

Nominant:  J. Criswick

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






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