'Trinidad Red'



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Cultivar epithet:  'Trinidad Red'

Species/hybrid:  Heliconia hirsuta

Description:  Erect inflorescence; 8 to 10 distichous bracts, dark red distally shading to orange proximally; rachis orange to yellow, some with pink distally; sepals reddish proximally, shading distally to orange to yellow to a green-black band to a dusky white tip; ovary dark green; pedicel light green. Vegetation zingiberoid. Height 1.2 to 2.4 m (4 to 8 feet).

Nominant:  F. Berry (1989)

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






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