CULTIVAR NAME: 'Emerald Crinkles'
PARENTAGE: Costus guanaiensis
PUBLISHED: December 2013 in Heliconia Society Bulletin 19 (4)
REGISTRANT: D. Skinner
Collected, named and introduced by Dave Skinner, found in two locations in Amazon basin near Iquitos, Peru.
DESCRIPTION: This form of Costus guanaiensis is named for the wavy, undulating form of the bract appendages. The plant grows to about 1 1/2 meters tall. Inflorescence is terminal on a leafy stem, bracts have foliacious green appendages, flowers are creamy white with red lines on the spreading labellums. Vegetative parts are hairy.