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Datasheet for Tapeinochilos dahlii

Plant Datasheet for Tapeinochilos dahlii


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Photo# 17506 Specimen# R0
T. dahlii at Lyon Arboretum


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Photo# 12882 Specimen# R0
Tapeinochilos dahlii at Lyon Arboretum, Oahu, Hawaii


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Photo# 12883 Specimen# R0
Tapeinochilos dahlii at Lyon Arboretum, Oahu, Hawaii


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Photo# 4509 Specimen# R0
Tapeinochilos dahlii at Tom Wood Nursery, Archer, FL



PLANT FAMILY: Costaceae
BOTANICAL NAME: Tapeinochilos dahlii
FORMAL SCIENTIFIC NAME: Tapeinochilos dahlii K.Schum.
STATUS :Accepted
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BOTANICAL NOTES:
Osia Gideon Monograph: Listed as a terminal flowering species with recurved bracts, dark red, aging grey to black, apex obtuse or rounded-apiculate, margins toward apex not inflexed. Bract apex obtuse, not pungent. Anterior calyx-lobe very small, 2-4 by 2-3 mm, capsule with 50-75 seeds per fruit, labellum 8-9 mm long, floral tube 14-17 mm long, endemic to the Bismarck Archipelago.

This species is also at Lyon Arboretum in Hawaii. Ray Baker's PDF file may be seen at the Heliconia Society International website HERE.

ACCESSION NOTES:
Listed at El Arish Tropical Exotics in Australia
"Rare and incredibly unusual black flowering backscratcher with attractive bamboo like stems. Flowers can last up to a year on the plant and are great as cut flower"
http://www.elarishtropicalexotics.com/online-plant-store-profiles/tapeinochilos-dahlii/193.aspx


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