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Gingersrus Database Taxon ID 4170

Costus juruanus 'Maroon Chalice'

OLD NAME: Costus productus 'Maroon Chalice'

NEW NAME: Costus juruanus 'Maroon Chalice'

NAME CHANGE NOTES: Form of Costus juruanus


STATUS : registered cultivar

CONTINENT: Neotropical

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Cultivar published in the Heliconia Society Quarterly Bulletin, Vol. 19, No. 4, December, 2013.

Described as follows in Stokes Tropicals Catalog: A startling ginger with a maroon stem with overcupping ligules, solid green leaves and a brilliant red inflorescence - all in one package. Grows 3' -4' tall.

Description by Colton Collins: Stems are maroon with overcupping. Leaves are solid green with prominent veins that add texture to the upper surface. Petiole, costa, and underside of leaves are pubescent. Inflorescence is obvate. Bracts are thick and red with a yellow-green line along centerline. Flowers are yellow. Photo by Colton Collins.


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