'Kaieteur Falls'



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Cultivar epithet:  'Kaieteur Falls'

Species/hybrid:  Heliconia acuminata

Description:  Erect inflorescence; 4 to 5 distichous bracts, bright red with bright red rachis; sepals light yellow; ovary dark yellow to orange distally and light yellow below; pedicel light yellow. Vegetation musoid. Height 0.6 to 1.2 m (2 to 4 feet).

Nominant:  J. Criswick

Publication:  Berry, F. 1991. A small Heliconia valuable for pot culture. Bull. HSI 5(2):13.

Notes:  Established as H. ‘Kaiteur Falls’ (Berry, 1991) but corrected by ICRA; named for Kaieteur Falls, Guyana.


Heliconia acuminata 'Kaieteur Falls'





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