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Cultivar epithet:  'Distans'

Species/hybrid:  Heliconia latispatha

Description:  Erect inflorescence, 3 to 7 spiral bracts, red distally with yellow or gold proximally, basal bract with green keel and usually with a leaflet, second and third bracts often with green keel and tip, rachis usually yellow, may have gold or green tint, sepals pale yellow-green with dark green stripe along distal margin and at base, ovary light green distally and pale yellow below, pedicel pale yellow.  Vegetation musoid.  Height 1.5 to 5.5 feet.

Publication:  Kepler, A.K. 1989. Exotic tropicals of Hawaii. Mutual Publishing, Honolulu.

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


Heliconia latispatha 'Distans'






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