CULTIVAR NAME: 'Orange Sherbet'
PARENTAGE: Cheilocostus globosus
TYPE: unnamed species/variety
PUBLISHED: December 2013 in Heliconia Society Bulletin 19 (4)
REGISTRANT: D. Skinner
ORIGIN: Received from Natural Selections Exotics as unnamed C. globosus variety, may be a Mark Collins collection. Named by Dave Skinner.
DESCRIPTION: C. globosus form with yellow-orange basal flowers. Plant is glabrous except for undersides of leaves which are velutinous. Ligules are long (up to 4 cm.) and deeply lobed, becoming papery with age. Bracts, bracteoles and calyx are red and densely puberulous.