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lobster claw

Heliconia bihai x caribaea

Description:

It is a large lobster claw that has a nice redish orange.The leaves look like a skinny plantain.

Habitat:

manoa falls

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3 Comments

Ornithoptera80
Ornithoptera80 11 months ago

Thanks for the ID and helpful information

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 11 months ago

Sorry, when mentioning the cross, I meant bihai x caribaea! *

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 11 months ago

Nice! It looks similar to some variation of H. bihai, or a cross of bihai x rostrata. Just for curiosity’s sake, your plant resembles this one:
https://www.birminghambotanicalgardens.o...
...however, I don’t think a definitive ID is possible given the sheer number of species in the genus and the potential for hybrids. Was just sharing for fun! :)

Ornithoptera80
Spotted by
Ornithoptera80

Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Spotted on Jul 16, 2019
Submitted on Aug 2, 2019

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