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Costus 'Reina Rosada'

Costus 'Reina Rosada'

CULTIVAR NAME: 'Reina Rosada' 
STATUS: Name accepted, established.
TYPE: natural hybrid
PUBLISHED: September 2017 in Heliconia Society Bulletin 23 (3)
REGISTRANT: Dave Skinner
NOTES: Costus 'Reina Rosada' - Spanish for 'Pink Queen'
ORIGIN: This plant was found in 2015 in southern Ecuador in the Cord. del Condor, El Zarza area at 1200 meters.

DESCRIPTION:Terminal flowering plant to 2-3 meters tall, vegetative parts are mosltly glabrous. Bracts are green in the exposed part, red in the covered part, wth fibrous margins like Costus amazonicus. Terminal flowering with open-type labellum with light pink stripes. Corolla lobes are creamy white. It appears to be a natural hybrid of the pubescent form of Costus laevis with Costus amazonicus - both of which are in the immediate vicinity.
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