Costus scaber 'Orange Conch'

CULTIVAR NAME: 'Orange Conch'
PARENTAGE: Costus scaber
STATUS: Name accepted, established.
PUBLISHED: December 2019, Heliconia Society Bulletin, Vol. 25, No. 4
REGISTRANT: Dave Skinner
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ORIGIN: Plant believed to have been collected by Mark Collins, origin unknown.

DESCRIPTION: Plant grows to about 2 1/2 meters tall. Stems, ligules, and leaves glabrous except for a single line of hairs along the upper midrib as is typical of Costus scaber. Inflorescence forming a cone of red-orange, non-appendaged bracts, with light green nectar callus. Flowers abaxially oriented, orange at the base turning yellow at the apex. Stamen just slightly exceeding the labellum as in C. scaber.