CULTIVAR NAME: 'Rancho Sunrise'
PARENTAGE: Costus aff. pulverulentus x villosissimus
STATUS: Name accepted, not established.
TYPE: natural hybrid
REGISTRANT: D. Skinner
Collected, named and introduced by Dave Skinner, found near Rancho Mastatal, Costa Rica.
DESCRIPTION: This is apparently a natural hybrid of C. pulverulentus with C. villosissimus. The plant grows to about 2 meters tall, with short, sparse hairs on stems and leaves, ligule is slightly lobed and about 1 cm long. The bracts are mostly unappendaged except for some of the lower bracts and bract color ranges from green to reddish green. The flowers are tubular with pale orange corolla lobes but solid yellow labellums and a stemen that extends beyond the labellum.