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Costus productus 'Maroon Chalise'

Costus productus 'Maroon Chalise'

CULTIVAR NAME: 'Maroon Chalise'
PARENTAGE: Costus productus
STATUS: Established but needs further description
TYPE: selection
REFERENCE: Stokes Tropicals Catalog 2003-04
PUBLISHED: 2003-04 in Stokes Tropicals Catalog
NOTES: NOTE: this is same as 'Ruby Chalise' but published name takes precedence.
ORIGIN: Per Glenn Stokes he received it from Mark Collins. Per Colton Collins this was collected and introduced by Mark Collins.

DESCRIPTION: Described as follows in Stokes Tropicals Catalog: A startling ginger with a maroon stem with overcupping ligules, solid green leaves and a brilliant red inflorescence - all in one package. Grows 3' -4' tall.

Description by Colton Collins: Stems are maroon with overcupping. Leaves are solid green with prominent veins that add texture to the upper surface. Petiole, costa, and underside of leaves are pubescent. Inflorescence is obvate. Bracts are thick and red with a yellow-green line along centerline. Flowers are yellow. Photo by Colton Collins.
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