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Cultivar epithet:  'Twiggy'

Species/hybrid:  Heliconia hirsuta

Description:  Erect inflorescence; 3 to 4 distichous bracts, orange at base, pink-red distally, basal bract with green tint; rachis yellow, some with green tint; sepals orange, pale yellow distally with dark green distal blotch and whitish tip; ovary very dark
green on distal half, lighter green below; 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.






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