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Cigar Calathea

Calathea Lutea

Description:

this is an ornamental in a friend's yard near my home. This is the first time I saw the blooms.

Habitat:

Tropical dry forest in NW Costa Rica. This plant receives irrigation.

Notes:

This plant is well over ten feet high and the inflorescences are easily 7 inches without the stem.

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3 Comments

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 9 years ago

I found it Edward. We were both right...so to speak. The Calathea and the Heliconia are Zingiberales

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 9 years ago

The major difference between this and the heliconia is that the inflorescenses come from one major stem. In this case there were 3 to 6 per stem depending on the age of the stem.

not Calathea, looks much more like a member of the Heliconia family

LarryGraziano
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Playa Junquillal, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Spotted on Dec 9, 2011
Submitted on Dec 11, 2011

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