'Orange Gyro'



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Cultivar epithet:  'Orange Gyro'

Species/hybrid:  Heliconia latispatha

Description:  Erect inflorescence; 7 to 17 spiral bracts, orange, basal bract with green keel and usually with green terminal leaflet, next several bracts upward with green distal keel and tip.  Rachis usually yellow with green tint; sepals pale yellow-green with dark green stripe along most of margin; ovary cream, usually with pale green distally; pedicel cream. Vegetation musoid, usually with a very thin maroon margin along leaves, rarely with maroon lower midrib. Height 1.5 to 4.9 m (5 to 16 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 latispatha 'Orange Gyro'





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