CULTIVAR NAME: 'Pocosol'
PARENTAGE: Costus aff. curvibracteatus
STATUS: Name accepted, not established.
TYPE: unnamed species/variety
REGISTRANT: D. Skinner
ORIGIN: Collected and named by Dave Skinner, found in the Tilaran Mountains of Costa Rica near the Pocosol Research Station.
DESCRIPTION: Much shorter than the common form of C. curvibracteatus, with lobed ligules, red bracts, yellow tubular flowers that far exceed the bracts. Plant grows to about 1 meter high, vegetative parts are glabrous, ligule lobed, about 1 cm. Bracts are nearly solid red with a faint nectar callus line in red-orange. Flowers are 5 cm long and extend well beyond the bracts with yellow corolla lobes and labellum. Stamen is red tipped.