Costus 'Red Baron'

CULTIVAR NAME:'Red Baron' 
PARENTAGE: Costus
STATUS: Name accepted, established.
TYPE: unknown species/variety
REFERENCE: http://www.gingersrus.com
PUBLISHED: September 2017 in Heliconia Society Bulletin 23 (3)
REGISTRANT: Dave Skinner
NOTES:
ORIGIN: Found in 2013 in Costa Rica at the University of Georgia Research Station at San Luis near Monteverde.

DESCRIPTION: Same form also growing east of continental divide in the Rio Peñas Blancas watershed. Plant grows to 3 meters tall with glabrous vegetative parts, short, bilobed ligule under 1 cm long. The bracts are green, non-appendaged and the flowers are bright red, open labellum type. May be a new and undescribed species.