CULTIVAR NAME: 'Reinaldo'
PARENTAGE: Costus lima x pulverulentus
STATUS: Name accepted, established.
TYPE: natural hybrid
PUBLISHED: September 2017 in Heliconia Society Bulletin 23 (3)
REGISTRANT: Dave Skinner
ORIGIN: Plant was found in 2013 by Reinaldo Aguilar near the town of Rincon, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica.
DESCRIPTION: Plant grows to about 2 1/2 meters tall, stems and underside of leaves pubescent, upper side glabrous, ligule truncate to 2 cm long with reddish margin. Bracts are red with green triangular appendages with reddish margins. Flowers are pinkish red, tubular, with stamen exceeding labellum. This is clearly a hybrid of Costus pulverulentus with Costus lima, both of which are common in the region.