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Gingersrus Database Taxon ID 7529

Costus sinningiiflorus 'Emerald Crinkles'

OLD NAME: Costus guanaiensis 'Emerald Crinkles'

NEW NAME: Costus sinningiiflorus 'Emerald Crinkles'

NAME CHANGE NOTES: Form of Costus sinningiiflorus


STATUS : registered cultivar

CONTINENT: Neotropical

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This form of Costus sinningiiflorus was found in two locations in Amazon basin near Iquitos, Peru. 'Emerald Crinkles' is named for the wavy, undulating form of the bract appendages. The plant grows to about 1 1/2 meters tall. Inflorescence is terminal on a leafy stem, bracts have foliacious green appendages, flowers are creamy white with red lines on the spreading labellums. Vegetative parts are hairy.

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


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