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Cultivar epithet:  'Ruby'

Species/hybrid:  Heliconia acuminata

Description:  Erect inflorescence; 4 to 6 distichous bracts, red with pink at base or entirely pink; rachis pink above and red below; sepals pale green, dark green, or cream; ovary dark green distally and light green basally, or entirely cream; pedicel light green or cream. Vegetation musoid; stem may be maroon or blotched, usually with maroon all along lower midrib. Height 1.1 to 1.8 m (3.5 to 6 feet).

Nominant:  B. Ramsaroop (pre-1988)

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


Heliconia acuminata 'Ruby'






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