CULTIVAR NAME: 'Marcos Pride'
PARENTAGE: Costus aff. claviger
TYPE: unnamed species/variety
PUBLISHED: December 2013 in Heliconia Society Bulletin 19 (4)
REGISTRANT: D. Skinner
ORIGIN: Collected in southern Ecuador by Marco Jimenez, named and introduced by Dave Skinner.
DESCRIPTION: Costus claviger type inflorescence but with narrow, acutely triangular bract appendages and flower more closed and tubular in shape. Vegetative parts are mostly glabrous, ligules about 10 mm and truncate. Terminal flowering, bracts are red turning green toward the apex of the appendage, bracteole 10 mm and calyx about 8 mm long, flower overall is pinkish in color with reddish cast to corolla lobes and labellum.