Gingersrus Database Taxon ID 7529
Costus sinningiiflorus 'Emerald Crinkles'
CURRENT NAME: Costus guanaiensis 'Emerald Crinkles'
PROPOSED NAME: Costus sinningiiflorus 'Emerald Crinkles'
NAME CHANGE NOTES: Form of Costus sinningiiflorus
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STATUS : registered cultivar
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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 http://www.gingersrus.com/Registry/Costus_EmeraldCrinkles.jpg Cultivar published in the Heliconia Society Quarterly Bulletin, Vol. 19, No. 4, December, 2013.