'Guatemala Yellow'



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Cultivar epithet:  'Guatemala Yellow'

Species/hybrid:  Heliconia spissa

Description:  Erect inflorescence; 7 to 13 spiral bracts, yellow with red base, lower bracts with light green along keel and pink tint at base; rachis pink to red; sepals yellow; ovary light green; pedicel greenish-yellow. Vegetation musoid, with leaf blades lacerating into lateral segments. Height 1.2 to 3.6 m (4 to 12 feet).

Nominant:  F. Berry and J. Kress (1991)

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


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





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