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Cultivar epithet:  'Taruma'

Species/hybrid:  Heliconia acuminata

Description:  Erect inflorescence; 5 to 6 distichous bracts, red; rachis dark red; sepals white with distal green-black band and white tip; ovary white with small green spots on distal corners; pedicel white with green tint near base. Vegetation musoid; maroon on stem, petiole, and lower midrib. Height 0.6 to 0.9 m (2 to 3 feet).

Nominant:  F. Berry and R. Baker (1988)

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


Heliconia acuminata 'Taruma'
Heliconia acuminata 'Taruma'






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