'Roberto Burle-Marx'



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Cultivar epithet:  'Roberto Burle-Marx'

Species/hybrid:  Heliconia hirsuta

Description:  Erect inflorescence; 4 to 6 distichous bracts, red, bright red at base; rachis maroon on lower bracts and red on upper bracts; sepals pale to bright yellow with green-black band distally and whitish tip; ovary pale or bright yellow distally and light green proximally; pedicel light green. Vegetation zingiberoid. Height 1.2 to 1.8 m (4 to 6 feet).

Nominant:  F. Berry (1989)

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


Heliconia hirsuta 'Roberto Burle-Marx'
(Photo by W.J. Kress, Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution)





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