'Suriname Sassy'



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Cultivar epithet:  'Suriname Sassy'

Species/hybrid:  Heliconia psittacorum

Description:  Erect inflorescence; 5 to 6 distichous bracts, dull yellow or pale green at base, shading to yellow with pink infusions distally, basal bract with distal green keel and tip. Rachis yellow with green and/or pink infusions; sepals orange with dark green distal bands and small dusky white tip; ovary orange distally and yellow proximally; pedicel orange to cream. Vegetation musoid. Height 0.9 to 1.2 m (3 to 4 feet).

Nominant:  D. Carli (1988)

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






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